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trevorno 09-23-2012 05:32 AM

'94 SS been sitting awhile
I just picked up a 94 Legacy SS that's been sitting for a few years. The previous owner said a timing pulley broke and slipped the belt. The owner said he put fresh fuel in it and tried to get it running but couldn't. I'm planning on doing new plugs, wires, timing kit, and checking the usual seals & gaskets.
What brand of timing belt kit would you recommend? How do I deal with any old fuel in the system?

This'll be my first turbo Subaru. Anything else I should look out for?

monkeyposeur 09-23-2012 08:28 PM

Oh, you are so lucky!!! We need pics right away. Sedan or Touring Wagon? How much? Color, miles, auto/5MT? Timing belt slipped? No problem! Non-interference 22T!!! :)

Gates timing kit all the way! The belt practically hangs itself. I have a whole slew of pics from my 22T rebuild if you need anything.

Replace your RMS if it is leaking beyond a slow weep, definitely your oil separator plate, all the other seals, ha ha. Be very careful with your turbo inlet elbow. Look at it sideways and you will crack it. All of your PCV and vacuum lines should be replaced. The purge control solenoid valve is most likely bad as well. Any CELs?

mnstrmech 09-23-2012 09:22 PM

the brake rotors will probably be pretty rusty.... should think about pads/ rotors all the way around. i would also think about fresh tires,.. as they are probably dry-rotted too....

trevorno 09-24-2012 12:27 AM

I lucked into an SS Sedan 5mt. Supposedly sitting for 9 years. Scooped it up off of craigslist. I'm getting a car trailer to get it home, then I'll have some pics.

Anybody know why timing kits would be different between 1993 and 1994?

monkeyposeur 09-24-2012 09:24 AM

They shouldn't be. Just make sure they send you the right water pump with two small coolant lines, unlike the regular 22E that has just one.

mnstrmech 09-24-2012 12:28 PM

hope it hasent been sitting in grass for 9 years.. otherwise the entire undercarriage will be rotten out... by brother-in-law parked a car in grass and left it for 2 years.... and when we went to get it you couldnt jack it up anywhere... it was too rusted out.
in other words
sitting in grass=bad for car

trevorno 09-24-2012 06:40 PM

It's actually a '94. Looking up gates timing kits on ebay, the part numbers are different.

BDII 09-24-2012 07:05 PM

the pictures you posted aren't working. I tried a few different browsers and: Nothing.

94legacy22 09-25-2012 09:32 AM

when i did my waterpump and t-belt I used oem parts from my local dealer... was only a few dollars more all said and done. worth it to use orignal parts in my book. lucky find on the ss. I wish mine was.

monkeyposeur 09-25-2012 08:18 PM

^+1. Gates are OEM, btw. Replace all of your coolant lines too or you will always be chasing a leak. And one more thing, SS HGs will leak internally. They are prone to failure much like some of the second gen 2.5 HGs. They are not as reliable as the early 22Es.

trevorno 10-09-2012 05:30 AM

Just got my Gates kit off of ebay. I pulled out the water pump right away and saw they screwed up and sent me the pump with one outlet instead of two... I'll probably try to get it running with the old one until I get a replacement.

monkeyposeur 10-09-2012 08:05 AM

How will you do that, split the one line in two? I would be weary to try that and just wait for the correct one.

trevorno 10-10-2012 08:50 AM

No, use the old 2 outlet water pump that's been in the car until I get a new one. I might just keep the kit and sell the water pump on cl. The project's kind of on the back burner until I get some home projects done and hunting season is over.

BDII 10-15-2012 05:41 PM

any updates?

trevorno 10-16-2012 09:56 AM

I should be picking up the water pump this morning. I'll try to get seals and timing components done today.

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