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Got my short block split today and taking it down to the machine shop for them to check the tolerances.
Wondering if anyone can recommend an Aftermarket Rebuild kit or Supplier that they have had good luck with.

Also is there a way to test the oil pump when it's out? Is it usually worth replacing since everything is apart anyways?
 

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Also is there a way to test the oil pump when it's out? Is it usually worth replacing since everything is apart anyways?
I'm not sure how you could test it, other than checking some tolerances. The problem is the bearings. A lot of forum followers recommend changing the oil pump with the timing belt. The engine is apart - good time to do it. Remember that most timing belts fail because an idler or some other part failed first. The belt is quite durable.
 

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There really isn't any all in one kit to rebuild a Subaru. You have to piece it together. Some vendors may group items together.....

As for the oil pump the tolerance specs are in the FSM.
 

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There really isn't any all in one kit to rebuild a Subaru. You have to piece it together. Some vendors may group items together.....

As for the oil pump the tolerance specs are in the FSM.
Is there a vendor you would recommend?
 

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OEM try Jackie at Annapolis Subaru in our vendors section.

As for the rest, you have to know what you want/need and just shop via price.

Unlike the American V8 side of the aftermarket auto industry no one really groups proven bundles together. You have to know/find what you want/need and order it.
 
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