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water pump question
Posted 11 January 2004 - 09:16 AM
I assumed that I did, but someone told me that not all cars are like this, some have easier access to the water pump so changing out one just because you have things taken apart to get to the timing belt isn't necessary.
Posted 11 January 2004 - 09:25 AM
Posted 11 January 2004 - 09:37 AM
Posted 11 January 2004 - 09:49 AM
Because of an 'anecdotal' experience I had, I will always change evrything(within reason) in there.
Posted 11 January 2004 - 12:05 PM
Like Carl said, idlers do tend to "dry out". I would also consider; thermostat and gasket, cam seals, main seal, oil pump o-ring, loctite back cover and reseal oil pump, accessory belts, dipstick tube o-ring, maybe valve cover gaskets, oil filler o-ring, and bolt seals.
Posted 11 January 2004 - 01:32 PM
The interval for the Forester is also around 105k. I drive it long distances every weekend to go paddling, so I want it to be as 'bomber' as possible. Also I intend to drive it as long as I can, right now it has 93k miles but I'm about to get surgery on my arm, which means I won't be able to drive it for a few weeks (stick shift) so now is a good time to get things done to it.
Any other suggestions of what you'd get replaced?
Posted 16 January 2004 - 03:48 AM
Posted 16 January 2004 - 02:12 PM
My H2O pump died at 105,000. Not quite long enough to make 2nd T-belt change. I've heard that's just about right for soobe pumps. Bosch replacement cost $50.
DITTO THE OEM T-BELT ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 16 January 2004 - 05:01 PM
There was slight leakage of oil so it got crank seal and oil pump done.
The water pump had a bit of play but I was going to have it changed regardless after hearing of it taking out timing belts and valves.
Of course I had the usual leaking head gaskets and the second rate clutch. If you are going to do the clutch you might as well change the plastic oil slinger on the back of the engine for metal.
I would change the oil seals and the water pump on your car for sure with the belt.
Posted 17 January 2004 - 05:42 PM
Oil seals - where do these go and what do they do?
Does the 'overhaul gasket set' include these seals = a better question might be what *is* included in the Overhaul Gasket Set? (listed on 1stSubaruparts.com).
So far I am set to replace: timing belt, water pump, radiator hoses, thermostat, radiator cap, spark plugs, fuel filter.
Differential - how do you check the fluid in a manual transmission? Should I have this drained and filled with new stuff?
Clutch is the Tax Return project -
Posted 17 January 2004 - 05:54 PM
You could change the gear oil, but look at it and see how the oil condition is.
I usually change my tranny oil once a year. to do that, its about straight down from the stickshift on the bottom of the tranny theres a 21 or 22 mm drain plug. Drain and put plug back in, then fill through the tranny dipstick.. Slowly squirt the gear oil in, if you put too much in, it will burp out gear oil all over everything
Oil seals go on the front of the crankshaft, back of the tranny, sides of the tranny where the axles stubs stick out, in the rear end, and on the oil pump
Posted 17 January 2004 - 09:45 PM
if you are having the work done, the mechanic will probably order the specific parts you need. the overhaul gasket set has more parts than you would need for what you are probably going to get done. but here is the list of what is included.
when you get all of the parts, none are labeled, and it is kind of a guessing game as to what is for what. i had some left over when i was done... and it doesn't include the valve cover gaskets or spark plug hole gaskets (though it includes the valve cover bolt seals, go figure...)
i wrote a site about changing the head gasket and changing the clutch. it may give you a better idea of the work involved, though a mechanic would probably not pull the engine... you can view it here . i don't think i would have it done unless it is giving you warning signs...
Posted 18 January 2004 - 06:42 AM
The Phase II doesn't have spark plug hole gaskets AFAIK.
Posted 18 January 2004 - 09:31 AM
Posted 18 January 2004 - 09:39 AM
Posted 18 January 2004 - 10:37 AM
Posted 18 January 2004 - 06:08 PM
if anything the front and back crankshaft seals
and tranny seals should be all that car needs if it needs any of it done
Posted 18 January 2004 - 09:41 PM
When this belt is done that area of the engine shouldn't need attention until 210k. I personally wouldn't trust any seals for that long if I had the opportunity to replace them relatively inexpensively while in the area.
Posted 19 January 2004 - 08:05 AM
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