WRX cambelt change

WRX cambelt change

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DKL

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3,548 posts

172 months

Monday 28th November 2011
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Local stealers suggest it needs doing now - 56 plate car on 30K.
Sounds about right time wise?
Anyone any recommendations for central wiltshire?

JollyGrnMonster

887 posts

147 months

Monday 28th November 2011
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think the mileage interval is higher than that but it needs changing on time anyway as now 5years+old.

Simon

pidsy

5,269 posts

107 months

Tuesday 29th November 2011
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Think its 5 years or 60k.

ljames

34 posts

125 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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I done a belt on one the other day.I would recommend changing the water pump while your there,as its belt off again if its goes.

Hoonabator

536 posts

176 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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Yep sounds about right. Just booked my 57 GB270 for it's service and they've said maybe do it. They've quoted about £150 more to do the belt at the same time.

ScoobieWRX

4,863 posts

176 months

Wednesday 28th December 2011
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2001-2007 cambelt change is at 50K miles. 2008 0nwards between 60K miles to 66K miles.

Water pump issues on newage Imprezas aren't that common although i've heard of a few on pre-2000 Legacy and classic impreza.

I've seen water pumps come off plenty of 100K-120K mile newage scoobs being rebuilt and the pumps still look perfectly serviceable however, come rebuild time you'll replace both oil and water pump as a matter of course.

IMHO i wouldn't be changing the water pump if there's nothing wrong with it just because you're doing a cambelt change. If you're going to do that you may as well fit a new oil pump as well while you're at it even though there's nothing wrong with it.

JollyGrnMonster

887 posts

147 months

Saturday 31st December 2011
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next seen a water pump issue on a subaru.. avoid pattern part ones if you do change it, the blades are rubbish compared to OE.

Oil pump deffo worth checking and rebuilding if not replacing.

Simon