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Old 01-06-2009, 11:40 AM   #6
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2004 Outback XT


Originally Posted by turd_ferguson View Post
Wouldn't the warranty cover that?
It's a swapped car.

Originally Posted by dunk View Post
As mentioned, don't bother replacing the seals since they're brand new. You don't need to replace the timing belt. I also wouldn't have an issue reusing the downpipe or mainfold gaskets, they rarely leak. Replace the upppipe gasket though.

I have been told by numerous subaru mechanics (or ex subaru mechanics) that those pieces should be replaced whenever they come into contact with any oils. If there was oil on my fingers, it will lead to improper wear (and hardening) of the belt and can cause skipping. I'd rather not have a $100 timing belt cause my $6000 engine to be destroyed. As for the gaskets, I never reuse gaskets, ever.
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