hi. I am new to this, and to working on subarus. we have had our for 4 yrs, now has 170xxx miles. recently overheated- radiator fizzling near top seam. eased it home, ordered new radiator, had a new timing belt and water pump. stripped er down, found oil in spark plug wells.
my chilton guide said to remove the fuel pump relay but it was too hard to get to, so did not.
chlton also indicated an interference engine, but mfgr of timing belt kit said it was not.
old TB looked good but did not know condtn of water pump so took it off to replace both. did so.
turned it over with wrench on crankshaft and timing marks did not align after two revs, but maybe three. reassembled,(with new valve cover gaskets) but did not start.
so...stripped it down again, noticed that first time i missed changing the timing mark on crank sprocket to the "other" setting (not the TDC mark),. checked timing- it looked OK. still does not start. cranks like a champ tho. noticed that the marks on the new tming belt did not seem to align with timing marks on cam and crank, but finally got it close
what did i do wrong? should i have undone the fuel pump relay? should i have ??? new to all this. thanks for your advice. t