Ahhh, I'm busted. Nothing left to do but admit guilt: I totally didn't read the entire thread before replying. Sorry about that.
The best part about my Outback was that I had zero aspirations of increased performance. It was paid off at 75k miles, and I drove it to 185k before picking up my LGT, so it was all about keeping it running. I bought a used pulley for $30 or so from a forum member and kept on truckin'!
Good luck with the fix. It's not a bad job on these cars. The worst part is getting the crank bolt loose, but even that's generally overrated.
Originally Posted by Mill
Thanks for the link, Jim. I actually ran across your thread yesterday (linked in archive version in one of my other posts).
I'm glad its not too bad of a fix, and one I can do myself. The upgraded Lightened Agency Power pulley should be slightly beneficial too with my 5eat.