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    02 WRX wagon

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    Just got my first Subaru to day a WRX wagon. Im soo excited but i have alot of preventive maintenance to do.. up-pipe, timing belt sigh is the timing belt neccessary? car has 110k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salica View Post
    is the timing belt neccessary?
    Yes. The service interval is 105K, so many (most?) cars only get it changed once in their lives -- but it's necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salica View Post
    i have alot of preventive maintenance to do.. up-pipe, timing belt
    Doesn't it suck when you buy a car and then have to put money into it because you're not a rich so-and-so that can afford a brand new car that still smells perfect so you practically pay out like five car payments over the first three months of ownership for your gently used car that you thought would actually save you money?

    Yeah. It does suck.

    When you get the up-pipe, splurge and get the down pipe and catless exhaust and tune (note: catless exhaust recommended for off-road use only ) Do this, and you'll give your gently used vehicle a whole new outlook on life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Yes. The service interval is 105K, so many (most?) cars only get it changed once in their lives -- but it's necessary.
    +1

    The EJ205 is an interference engine. Should the timing belt snap, the valvetrain will likely be compromised. As SD mentioned, consider timing belt replacement a necessary precaution.
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    Starting Point.



    Front of my car!



    Back.. lol how exciting haha...



    Sorry My car is stock but Hopefully with some time i can make some changes.
    Last edited by Salica; 09-18-2010 at 08:24 PM.

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    Do your timing belt.

    http://www.importimageracing.com/p/S...7-WRX-STI.html

    This is an awesome kit, I've installed this kit on a couple of Subaru's already and it comes with everything and it's cheap.


    I would get a compression tester, you can usually rent one from autozone. I would check the compression, make sure everything is running solid before you start modifying it. It's cheaper to fix a problem before it happens. How is your clutch? If it's the stock clutch, it's definitely going to need to be replaced if you want to go Stage II and still keep your car reliable.

    There is plenty of used turbobacks on here or on nasioc. You can usually pick up a full setup for under
    $500, then get a used accessport for around $500. Stage II is an awesome place to start, and relatively cheap to do. I would stay away from an STI or SPT exhaust, it is not much better then the stock exhaust you have right now.

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    So i have ordered an up-pipe from an 04 WRX actually from one of our clubwrx members. As soon as i get it i will be installing it.

    Timing belt maintenance will happen tomorrow yay!! 1085. Sadly i dont have time to do it myself atm.

    Oh yeah I also purchased a replacement turbo from one of our users. I will keep this one in the garage as my car is still spooling to .08-.1 MPa so im guessing the turbo is still in good condition.

    should be a fun week. i will post pictures.

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    you'd be a fool to not replace the timing tensioner and pulleys during timing belt replacement as these parts are hardly greased to begin with and are ENGINEERED TO FAIL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salica View Post
    Oh yeah I also purchased a replacement turbo from one of our users. I will keep this one in the garage as my car is still spooling to .08-.1 MPa so im guessing the turbo is still in good condition.
    Did you purchase an aftermarket turbo or did you find an OEM TD04-13T? If it's the latter, why??
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    clean ride. congrats!

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    Update!

    SO i got my car back tonight!

    I changed the timing belt kit, Timing belt HYdraulic, tensioner, thermostat, Waterpump, Cam seals, and some other seal i couldnt tell what it syays LOL. New serpentine Belts.

    So the car is good for now. I might change the tranny fluid but im not sure what synthetic to use yet or how much i need.

    I have decided to buy a used tsudo catback for pretty cheap. I know its loud but its a pretty nice deal so i kinda want to pick it up and keep it for a few months till i can save for a better one later if i dont like the sound.

    LOL, everytime i drive by a Subaru driver they give me a peace sign so from now on i will give any of you a peace sign if i see you on the street.


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    Update...

    Hey,

    I have installed just installed the TSudo catback. Overall the car is pretty loud even with the silencer on but i love the sound.
    some picts:












    Next mod is the Up-Pipe which im still waiting for ... ill post picts when i get it.

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