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I'll keep that in mind for if & when I get mine.
Thanks for the tip

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Replaced the front inner CV boots. The LHS had begun leaking 2yrs ago...I'd wrapped some tape around it (in the direction of rotation) to seal the small end, worked great until the boot started to split just recently.



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Looking good. Damn your transmission is clean!!
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Haha, there's a couple of small leaks towards the back. I keep clean it by hand washing with warm soapy water & drying with a microfibre towel. I do this every week.





Lol. I do need to degrease the engine bay though where the CV was spraying grease. Plus the LHS cam seal is leaking so I gotta get going with the timing belt. Where did you get your kit from?
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Compared to mine with its grease and mud everywhere its spottless.....


I bought my kit from these blokes
http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/ultracheapauto
Great customer service, reasonably quick delivery and everything fitted perfectly. I went a kit with a gates timing belt as it was only a few bucks more.
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I bought my kit from these blokes
http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/ultracheapauto
Great customer service, reasonably quick delivery and everything fitted perfectly. I went a kit with a gates timing belt as it was only a few bucks more.
I could only find this for $399:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....m=181240837740

But its for Sept 98 to July 'o2. Mine is an EJ20J, built Nov '97

Sent them an email...

Genuine is $425 but I forgot to ask if that incl the water pump
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Yeah I couldnt find mine either when I looked but I called them and they sorted it all out for me.

For that price I doubt the geunine one would have included a water pump or tensioner. I got a quote around to the $700 or $800 mark for a genuine kit with all that in it....
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From Rising Sun Subaru, $425 for t belt kit incl idlers, tensioner etc + $105 for waterpump, all genuine, incl GST & postage. So $130 more than Gates. They can also check it against the VIN which I dont know if the ebay guys can
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Update on work done...
The rear CV boots were leaking slightly so I put new bands on them.

My nice pLSD rear with its expensive Redline Shockproof oil got water in it when the diff breather plug came out


So I did several flushes to thoroughly clean it out. Put in Penrite mineral oil, mineral is meant to make the plated LSDs work better, although the synthetic makes it smoother. So far havent noticed any difference, although I have felt the LSD really work a few times so I'm happy

Also redid the diff breather, this time with a brass fitting. I used a 1/4" barbed hose tail on a 1/4" BSP fitting, available from just about anywhere. Had too remove the diff, remove the back plate, tap the existing hole then clean up the filings. Trick is to put the plate back on first then the fitting so you can do up the bolts lol. Also used a smidge of gasket goo to make 100% certain it was fully sealed. Also used a small clamp on the hose. Aint no water getting in there now!




Note the twin spline on the right axle, took a while to find these...

I also did a front breather for the gearbox/diff as I got some water in there too.



The idea is if I go REALLY deep, lol, & some water splashes up into that top corner behind the strut, and if it gets sucked in, then it has to fill up the filter before it gets sucked into the diff. Should be pretty safe now...
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Nice job on the breathers!
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