I've got a 2003 wrx wagon, i bought it new, and now with 105K miles on it i'm looking at replacing the timing belt and the clutch.
? 1 - Is the Clutch something that a fairly competent mech can do in their workshop garage - or should attempt? Like you need special and expensive Subaru tools....?
? 1a - If it's feasible does anyone have shop photos or instructions?
? 2 - with no racing and 105K miles should I expect the clutch to start slipping in 3-4 gear? Or is there something that I may be missing? (No oil leaks at all)
$ - Local shop, and a fairly good one wants $1800 total, timing & clutch, includes the water pump and Subaru parts, (not sure if Flywheel is included but don't think so).
$$$ - Troncalli Subaru in Cumming, Georgia wants $595 for the timing belt + $140 for the water pump, +$1,600 for the clutch (this does include the flywheel a $257 deduct if not needed) for a grand total of ~$2,335.