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Just bought hi mileage 93 Legacy

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#1 CrankyAl


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

Hi Folks,

 I just aquired a hi mileage Legacy last week after pondering the sanity of buying such a car. 273xxx miles.

Automatic. I have several Loyals so I do know about Subaru maintenance and fixit issues.

 I figured before buying the beast that I would replace the timing belt, H2O pump, belt pulleys,tensioner,

probably front crank seal, cam seals.....

 Question....The belt kit I bought (mitzumo)Spell? includes the crank seal and cam seals. Are these seals

any good or should I buy OEM from Subaru. Also I would like to reseal the oil pump while in there. OEM

gaskets?? for the oil pump? Many thanks to such a GREAT forum!




oops, forgot to add thermostat, the one you mention in the forum. Also change oil and filter, air filter

Edited by CrankyAl, 07 February 2013 - 09:56 PM.

#2 Crawlerdan


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

i would recomend oem seals, the belt is fine, ive used a few dozen, and its a non interferance motor, so no harm no foul.


and in my world that car is a baby, my daily 91 legacy is at 370, my last one died at 614k when a friend hit a deer, they will go as long as you wantthem too, good luck

#3 CrankyAl


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

Thanks CrawlerDan,  I figured I would  or should go to the stealership and buy OEM. Bad taste in my mouth though.


$52.65 for those seals!!!!


 I know that some seals and gaskets from 3rd party sites work fine BUT some really need to be OEM to work properly.

Thanks for the input.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:34 PM



never heard this term

#5 CrankyAl


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:57 PM

Tron, I believe that I picked up that term right here on this great forum. Lots of precious jewels to

be found here.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:31 AM

I used one of these kits last year; good value.  Idlers and seals were all decent Japanese items, of OEM quality.  I wasn't tempted by their cheapest water pump, but the mid-quality alternative seemed to be well enough made.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

I've been using their kits for years. Seals are at least OEM quality, may very well be them same as OEM. Just use the seals in the kit. Mizumo doesn't sell junk.

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