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    My turn to rebuild engine....

    So my engine developed a rattle. It sounds like one of the hamsters found a hammer and whenever the engine runs with zero load, as in foot just barely on the throttle, neither accelerating nor breaking, there is a hammering noise. So I figure there is a bearing going out. Pulled engine, still in progress of taking all the stuff off before I can actually get into the engine itself. Found I have an Exidy clutch, and non-stock turbo (but that was previously known). One question now: Where do I get the replacement turbo gasket - pretty sure Subaru can not help there. I will have to tale some pictures, the turbo is something like blough xg18 - ? About the clutch: How can I tell what clutch plate this is (says Exigy on it and some numbers that are hard to make out), I'd like to put the car back together with a new clutch plate ? All this sounds a bit confused and I'm only getting startet....
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    Stock-location turbos will use a standard OE Subaru turbo/downpipe gasket.
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ID:	215762 this is the mounting location and it clearly shows there has been some leaking going on.... The original Subaru gasket goes there?
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    sad sight...

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ID:	215770 And this is the current condition in my garage....
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    what was your mileage at?

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    Looks like the clutch is only sold in complete kit. I wanted to just replace the disc. The kit runs about $300-400. Any other recommendations?
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    Are there any larger oil pans out there? Do they still fit with the undertray?
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    killer b makes pans and a better oil pickup

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    Thanks, looking it up...
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    Killer B looks good, but I'll have to save up for that... I have time, this is going to take a while: I will be working on it about 3 days every 4 weeks... For the timing belt, is Gates good? I'm about to order the first lot of parts thru Amazon. Timing belt set and Exedy clutch. Waterpump from Subaru or Gates or other?
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    I'd use OE gaskets all around.

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    I've had a Subaru and a Gates water pump both fail. I'm trying Aisin. For timing belts, Gates. For water pump and thermostat gaskets, only Subaru. For thermostat, Subaru. For A/C and P/S belts, Subaru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR
    I've had a Subaru and a Gates water pump both fail.
    Gates makes many OE belts/pumps. It wouldn't surprise me if an OE Subaru water pump is indeed Gates at a markup.

    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR
    For water pump and thermostat gaskets, only Subaru.
    The gasket included with Gates Timing Belt kits with the water pump is a joke. Spend the $5 and buy an OE gasket.

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    For thermostat, Subaru.
    While you're there, replace the thermostat and the thermostat gasket.

    I haven't found any reason to buy an aftermarket thermostat, regardless of claims. OE thermostat and OE thermostat gasket.

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    For A/C and P/S belts, Subaru.
    I have had multiple belt failures...OE, AdvancedAuto "top-of-the-line", etc.

    Since Gates is often the "behind the scenes" manufacturer of OE belts, so I would have no problem recommending them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Gates makes many OE belts/pumps. It wouldn't surprise me if an OE Subaru water pump is indeed Gates at a markup.
    Probably, in the US. The later pumps have a different fan design. Both failed at 60K for me, defeating the benefit of a 105K timing belt interval. I'm hoping the Aisin will fair better.

    The gasket included with Gates Timing Belt kits with the water pump is a joke.
    It really is. Mine came pre-failed. Saved me the time to install and then replace it, I threw it away directly and bought a Subaru gasket.

    I also replaced the thermostat housing itself. Mine was pitted. Trainrex advised me how to emory it so that it's a smooth surface and it lasted a long while like that without leaking, but the pitting reappeared so I just bought a new housing and switched.
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