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Old 11-28-2016, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Choices for EJ207 timing belt / water pump replacement

Good afternoon, so much info out there. Just picked up A EJ207 Ver 7 from JDM Racing motors and want to change the timing belt,tensioners and water pump. What is everyone using? Is the Gates kit good? What are my options?
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:11 AM   #2
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First page in the below thread has some great info on USDM part crossover and suggested maintenance items. Helped me out a lot when refreshing my ej207 before installing.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2385141
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Old 11-29-2016, 02:38 AM   #3
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If you get the gates kit you may want to get an oem belt tensioner, the gates tensioner has been known to be less than reliable as of late. I had the gates kit on my ver 8 ej207 and the belt tensioner failed at 35,000 miles, belt skipped. I'm just finishing a ver 7 ej207 swap on my car, got a Subaru oem belt tensioner to go with the gates belt kit.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:25 AM   #4
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Default Choices for EJ207 timing belt / water pump replacement



here is the OEM kit that is on my 207 (minus the water pump) available at any dealership.

belt - 13028AA240
tensioner - 13033AA042
toothed idler - 13085AA080
small idler - 13073AA230
2 other idlers - SCI541006

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Old 11-29-2016, 01:37 PM   #5
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You can get the pump, too - just pick the one that matches the oil cooler setup you are choosing to run (or not run).
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Old 11-29-2016, 02:11 PM   #6
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Even though I already answered this under the Newbie section:

1. Gates timing belt kit for Subaru WRX/STi/LGT, includes all pulleys, hydraulic tensioner, standard timing belt

2. bolt for updated Subaru idler (V7 EJ205/207)

3. Subaru OEM water pump for EJ205

4. water pump gasket, Subaru EJ20/EJ25
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