I've read on this forum several times that the genuine Subaru cam tower o-rings on the Loyales was metal reinforced or something?
I just got a pair that I ordered using a part number that I got on the forum here and they cam in little sealed bags that seem to be genuine Subaru o-rings but they have no metal. They are entirely rubber and they came from Subaru Parts Warehouse.
Did I get scammed? Maybe they no longer make them with the metal? Maybe I misunderstood all along what they should look like.
Mine is a '91 and the o-rings that cam out were all rubber (brittle but rubber).