i’ve got a 2002 impreza just over 200,000 and coming up on a second timing belt job. this is a great utility car for me and i figure i’d like to keep it for 300,000.
anyway, friends tell me i should have the water pump and all the belts done @ the same time. this makes sense to me but the garage i prefer to go to doesn’t want to do the pump because they’ve “never seen one go”. i did ask them how many '02 subies have they seen hit 300,000 and they admitted they’d never seen that one either.
i checked a second garage and they tell me i should do the belt, pump, and clutch? all @ once. i do get a little clutch slip but only when i jump on it and under load, like uphill passing. no slip under normal driving conditions or passing on flat. is doing a t-belt gonna safe labor on clutch time or are they just fishing here ?
at the end of the day i’ll probably go with the garage i do most business with because it seems like we’re building a good relationship and that’s a good thing.
anyway what do you think ?