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View Poll Results: When did you change your timing belt?
below 80,000 38 25.68%
80,000-85,000 12 8.11%
85,000-90,000 12 8.11%
90,000-95,000 11 7.43%
95,000-100,000 22 14.86%
100,000-120,000 36 24.32%
more than 120,000 17 11.49%
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:12 PM   #21
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I think you could use one last category to select: When purchased used........ as this is what I did. I wasn't sure of its history so I made sure I actually knew when it was done.

so in this case, it may have been done around....... 60-100k for all I know, but I know it was done at 106k.

edit: I didn't look at which "lounge" this was posted in...........HOWEVER if you can fit one more in I would recommend the one for when purchased.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:36 AM   #22
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I bought my latest SVT with 78k on it. The original service dealership refused to disclose any maintenance or service information. For all I know, the belt had already been changed, but they wouldn't budge on sharing that information with me.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:21 PM   #23
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I think you could use one last category to select: When purchased used........ as this is what I did. I wasn't sure of its history so I made sure I actually knew when it was done.

so in this case, it may have been done around....... 60-100k for all I know, but I know it was done at 106k.

edit: I didn't look at which "lounge" this was posted in...........HOWEVER if you can fit one more in I would recommend the one for when purchased.
Not a bad suggestion.
The purpose of the poll is gather data on how long belts have lasted as well as getting a "sweet spot" for change interval.
The 120K factory recommendation is looking like about 30 k too long
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i'd be sweatin to do it at 120k. you just never know.

I was just thinking that would be better than people saying they didnt know......
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:52 AM   #25
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Replaced my timing belt at 150,000 +

Had the local dealer do it for me, but I asked for all the stuff they took off. Belt looked brand new yet, top & bottom.
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Did mine at 91,000. Replaced water pump, pulley's and serpentine belt all at the same time. Did not want to take any chances. I can't believe the suggested interval is 120k.
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Did mine at 91,000. Replaced water pump, pulley's and serpentine belt all at the same time. Did not want to take any chances. I can't believe the suggested interval is 120k.
How did your timing belt look? Any missing teeth?
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How did your timing belt look? Any missing teeth?
No, it looked like it was in fairly good shape. With belts I believe it's better to do them earlier than the suggested interval.
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changed mine at 70k
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