cracked timing belt covers, and what to do about them

Like other people that have purchased JDM motors, my timing belt covers were cracked in a few places. It’s a long trip from Japan and you can expect these kinds of things to happen. Seal up any cracks well – you don’t want to risk something getting in and shredding the belt. I purchased a set of used covers from a NASIOC member, but JB Weld would have probably worked just fine. I also went ahead and painted the covers with Krylon Fusion (plastic bond) satin black paint. The covers cost about $100 new from Subaru, whereas I paid much less for the used ones and paint.

I added part numbers for the JDM covers to the compendium for reference.

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  1. Also, the easy route (that I used when doing my ej207 swap) is to just reuse the USDM covers from the ej205. Contrary to popular belief, they’re exactly the same……Only difference I found is the little sticker with the barcode that says EJ207 on it.

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