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90 Legacy timing belt replacement
Posted 02 February 2004 - 08:50 PM
I bought my first Legacy and I am about to do the timing belt. I found the FSM pages on the net thanks to some previous postings
What I'm mostly after is what the recommended way to go about it. Specifically:
Should I replace the tensioner assembly - or do they never go?
Idler's - can I replace bearings in them or do they need to be replaced?
What kind of timing belt to use - I'm partial to the Goodyear Gatorback line over OEM - or is OEM the best?
I'm going to replace the cam and front main seals - possibly the valve cover gaskets as well - anything else?
Oil pump reseal - or replace?
water pump - replace?
Car has 200000 miles and was maintained quite well. Owner gave up on it after the timing belt went so I bought it cheap.
Thanks for any and all advise!
Posted 02 February 2004 - 09:23 PM
Posted 02 February 2004 - 09:41 PM
but here it is for others
you can find a lot of info on my server
I'm doing my t-belt very soon. I'm not replacing my water pump because it was done at 120k. But I'd recommend doing the water pump, t-stat, replace o-ring on the oil pump and add thread locker to the screws on the backing plate. Replace front cam & crank seals, rear cam seal. Also, if it looks like oil is leaking from valve covers, replace valve cover gaskets & grommets. I'm also replacing my t-belt tensioner. I decided to leave the pullies alone. If I get in there and t-belt idler pulley bearings are bad, I'll probably go ahead and replace them. I'd say get an OEM belt. They have the marks on the belt, which does help get things aligned
Other then that....you should be good.
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