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Old 01-10-2019, 11:39 AM   #1
Scooby Newbie
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Triad, NC
2007 WRX TR
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Default Can someone help me do my timing belt? I値l pay you.

I live in Winston Salem, NC. My 2011 STi needs a timing belt/water pump.

Does anyone with experience live nearby? I just need someone to help supervise and ensure that it goes well. I知 confident I have the ability and tools to do it.

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Old 01-14-2019, 02:49 PM   #2
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I live in Raleigh, but I've done this many many times and I'll say you should go for it and not worry about paying someone.

Main tricks are two-fold

#1 Get a nice large strap wrench or a tool to hold the crank-shaft pulley. Breaking that loose is a challenge first time around but with the car in gear and a strap wrench around the pulley you can get it without damaging anything. A large cheater bar will help. I don't recommend whacking your ratchet like crazy, Ive seen folks have their wrench slip off the bolt and puncture their radiator or their AC condenser.

#2 is to get some strong spring clamps. Two medium or large (strong enough to hold cams) and then 4 smaller ones. https://www.lowes.com/pd/IRWIN-1-Pac...amp/1000235639

You use the stronger, larger clamps to hold the cam lobes in place and the smaller ones to hold the belts to the cam gears as you get it lined up. A mirror can help with the lower gears since the markings are on the side but a cell phone works just fine too.

The rest is as easy as any how-to thread or walkthrough. Timing belt is one of the most over-rated and over-feared projects on the forums. It's literally far easier (but maybe a little more time consuming) than installing a new turbo inlet or up-pipe. The car is designed to have the timing belt replaced but all the mods people do to these cars which seem commonplace are actually things the car isn't intended for.

You can PM me and I can provide my phone number if need be.
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