Okay so I have my current forester's motor out on the engine stand and noticed that it has an Manual Trans water pump, but it came out of an automatic forester. Odd. It is a replacement kit (pump is Gates 42207) whoever did it must have used a manual trans kit.My last forester was a manual. Whoever did the timing belt before me used a kit for an automatic. I never knew why it had the extra port they capped off. The asin kit I replaced it with didn't have the extra port so I never questioned it, now it makes sense.
I contacted Aisin a few months back & was told that you can use the TKF-001 kit on an automatic; but, you have to buy an OEM water pump for an automatic. The only difference is the water pump.Thanks for the rec ForesterCub!
Looks like Asisn only sells a Manual Trans kit, which I think is because of the Water Pump type. Mine is Auto Trans.
Anyone have experience installing the Aisin TKF001 kit water pump on a Auto Trans EJ251 ? Will it work?