Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement Subaru WRX/STi

Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement Subaru WRX/STi:

Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement is critical in keeping your Subaru WRX/STi in good condition and to prevent the valves from hitting your engine’s pistons.

Tools used:

3/8 Ratchet
1/2 Ratchet
10, 12, 14, 22mm sockets
short extension
Impact wrench or strap wrench (I used both on separate occasions.)
Torque Wrench
Small metal ruler to measure belt deflection.
Drain pan and funnel for the coolant.
Brake Kleen
Lots of paper towels/shop rags.
3/8 socket driver (very handy.)
Feeler gauges
2mm allen wrench
allen socket for the right camshaft (6mm maybe?)
C-Clamp

Timing belt kit and misc:


Gates TCK328RB Timing Belt Component Kit

Gates 42030 Water Pump

Gates 34012 Thermostat


NYPPD Billet Timing Belt Guide Subaru Impreza WRX EJ20 STi EJ25 2002-2013 Turbo

Genuine Subaru SOA868V9270 Super Coolant

Subaru SOA635071 OEM Coolant System Conditioner

Helpful tools:

Subaru Camlock Tool for Subaru 2.0L and 2.5L DOHC turbo engines C23-506

Subaru Crank Pulley Tool C23-503

Subaru STD Int/Exh Cam Sprocket Tool – similar to 499207400-A

Subaru Cam Sprocket Tool – AVCS Int C23-501

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