Sorry if the above is a bit long winded. The extent of what I'm asking is just
Is 22056AA062 the correct cam sensor for an SG9 2.5 XT?
Is it worth forking out £200+ for a proper Subaru one - or would the one on Japanese Car Imports be perfectly fine?
Does anyone know where a good one can be bought for cheaper?
I'd appreciate any help on it.
If you use opposed forces Subaru, it will give you the part number http://opposedforces.com/parts/forester/en_s11/type_24/
I'd look myself but can't work out where they've hidden it
Have you seen one in real life? If so could you tell me who made it, I might know how to get you a genuine one cheaper from the manufacturer, skipping Subaru distrubution out and their cut.....
Otherwise, look on the main forum under vendors, there's a dealer called Annapolis Subaru, Maryland, US, their contact is called Jackie and she sends me parts about a 1/3 of the price of the UK dealer as a general rule Then add Postage + Duty @ ~3.5% + VAT @ 20%
She's very helpful and can highly recommend her - she doesn't seem to answer Emails everyday though so guessing she's part time.
For sensors, using non genuine isn't a great idea (The cheaper versions have a much shorter life, one guy on here used a cheap chinese MAF and lasted 6 months off Ebay) By this I mean non genuine OEM manufacturer. This doesn't mean you have to buy them through Subaru though