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Alright, I just have to ask this. I HAVE searched around some, but still not sure.

It seems my water pump seized up, the car ran for a short time, and the timing belt broke. Now the belt, smooth pulley, toothed pulley, tensioner, and water pump have been replaced. Car starts right up, and does not sound like it is skipping, misfiring, stuttering, at all. It seems to me to run fine. No CEL now.

Is it 100% definite that there is valve (or more) damage?

The mechanic that did the repair, and a mechanic that does a lot of Subaru work, (that I spoke to on the phone, he hasn't actually seen or heard the car) both said the car should be OK, Drive it.
 

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Its not guaranteed that valves are bent. If it happens at high speed I believe its more likely. My Toyota truck engine lost a timing chain with an interference engine and it was fine.
 

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my 02 lost it's belt on the highway....it bent 4 valves
I got it that way. If you did not bend vales, go buy a lottery ticket
 

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Good compression = good valves. You just got lucky.
 
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