2004 Forester XT Premium 4EAT
Note to a customer, as posted by LIC Motorsports on their FB page yesterday. I think it's worth re-posting here as a PSA.
I have enclosed your used 105K (Timing Service Job) parts from what came off the vehicle, here are the issues listed below.
-Water Pump: NOT OEM, Noisy (its an inferior aftermarket brand), it also had no gasket on it just sealent
-Thermostat- Not OEM and had no gasket, just sealent
-Timing Belt + Accessory Belts: All NOT OEM and all stretched and the timing belt guide(s) were loose, causing a score mark on the belt
-Green Idler: was going bad, another non OEM part and should never be used on a Subaru
-Corse Idler: Crunchy, seems original
-Small Blue Idler: Not newest revised idler, bolt and the idler have been updated for a good reason
-Black idler: was technically still ok but was replaced to have same mileage as the other new 105K components, never should they be mixed matched.
***Nothing like paying to do a job twice when it should of been done right the first time***