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2007 subaru forester Engine parts and repair

Hi my name is justin and i have a 2007 subaru forester L.L Bean addition. I have 117k on the car and i found out that i need a new timing belt because it should have been done at 105k. So i know that I need to get my timing belt done befor it breaks on my. My other question is that when i get my timing belt done that i should get my water pump done, thermostat and the tensioner for the timing belt should I get all this done on top of my timing belt. I need to know because i dont want to have to end up rebuilding my engine at all. and i was told it would cost about 600 to get all of it done need help plz
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Typically you dont need to get the water pump done on the first t belt change although I do recommend you doing the tensioner and all the idlers. Thermostat should be changed if you are getting a a coolant system flush.

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Typically you dont need to get the water pump done on the first t belt change although I do recommend you doing the tensioner and all the idlers. Thermostat should be changed if you are getting a a coolant system flush.
ok thanks for the help do you know were i can get all this done without it costing me a ton on money in the end. like do you know just a shop that does subarus besides the dealer ship
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Stay with factory Subaru parts. There are some aftermarket parts out there for the timing belt items that will not stand the test of time. This does not mean all aftermarket parts are bad.

If you are looking to by parts from a Subaru dealer, take a look at Annapolis Subaru timing belt kits Jackie sets forum members up with a healthy discount on parts.

For shop recommendations check the regional forums for your area to see if anyone has some input.

For aftermarket options, Gates makes a timing belt kit(TCK304) that contains the same factory Subaru tensioner, and idlers. It comes with a Gates timing belt that is guaranteed for the same duration as the OEM Subaru belt. The Gates kit is available from
Gates TCK304 Timing Belt Component Kit : Amazon.com : Automotive Gates TCK304 Timing Belt Component Kit : Amazon.com : Automotive
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His - 08 X Prem 5mt
Hers - 08 X 4EAT
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it is considered good practice, wise, and good insurance to:

replace:

timing belt
all belt pulleys
belt tensioner
thermostat
waterpump
radiator cap (because its cheap)
radiator hoses (~30 USD for the pair)
heater hoses (again, <30 USD for the pair)
run at least one can of upper engine cleaner though
filters
oils


inspect/adjust/tighten:
oil pump cover plate counter sunk bolts
valve cover gaskets
head gaskets
rear main oil seal
front seal (inside oil pump)


skimping on these things will save you money now and bight you in the pocket later. the only question is when "later" is.
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You will most likely need to change the valve cover gaskets.

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Agree with link1896

His - 08 X Prem 5mt
Hers - 08 X 4EAT
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yep, someone needs to make valve cover gaskets in viton instead of nitrile.
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it is considered good practice, wise, and good insurance to:

replace:

timing belt
all belt pulleys
belt tensioner
thermostat
waterpump
radiator cap (because its cheap)
radiator hoses (~30 USD for the pair)
heater hoses (again, <30 USD for the pair)
run at least one can of upper engine cleaner though
filters
oils


inspect/adjust/tighten:
oil pump cover plate counter sunk bolts
valve cover gaskets
head gaskets
rear main oil seal
front seal (inside oil pump)


skimping on these things will save you money now and bight you in the pocket later. the only question is when "later" is.
ok thank you everyone now i just need to find a place in arizona that can do this with out costing an arm an a leg.

link1896, i got the radiator cap and hoses and heater ones done a little while ago.

Does anyone know a place in arizona that will be able to do all this because i dont have the time or the tools to do all of it. like a subaru shop that will do it
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As others have mentioned I would do the belt and associated pullys and idler. Plus thermostat and tensioner. Good time to inspect the water pump and cam seals. Also replace the crankshaft oil seal for sure that's an easy one to remove with the right seal puller. The cam seals are a PIA so only do those if they are leaking. If you have the right tools, knowledge and patience this job isn't hard to do. If you pay someone get some quotes. You can get significant discounts on subaru genuine parts from online subaru parts houses.
Google the job there is a lot of good info and check youtube

600 is a fair price

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