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Old 07-08-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Timing belt change with seal change?

I've developed a small leak in the front cover and my shop is going to tear it open and replace all the seals. Should I replace the timing belt while they are at it? The car has 29k miles.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:32 PM   #2
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I don't think that I would. The belt is spec'd for replacement at 105,000 miles, so it has more than 72% of its useful life left. A new timing belt for an STI is in the $200 range(for parts)and it is tedious to get everything lined up correctly after you remove it.

edit: After rereading your post, it seems that you probably will have the belt completely off to replace seals, but I still wouldn't replace it. Odds are you will be in there again before 105,000 miles has gone by.
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:54 PM   #3
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I've developed a small leak in the front cover and my shop is going to tear it open and replace all the seals. Should I replace the timing belt while they are at it? The car has 29k miles.
it all depends you might want to change it if you got oil all over it from your leaky seal. but if it looks fine i wouldnt replace it they arent cheap.
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:59 PM   #4
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I would replace it if it is oil soaked, but if it isn't I would put it back in.
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