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View Poll Results: When did you change your timing belt?
below 80,000 39 25.83%
80,000-85,000 12 7.95%
85,000-90,000 12 7.95%
90,000-95,000 11 7.28%
95,000-100,000 22 14.57%
100,000-120,000 37 24.50%
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:47 AM   #171
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138471 miles and still on original belt. took upper timing cover off and the belt looked really good no cracks, numbers on belt looks new. Its the first thing i do but not it desperate need.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:34 AM   #172
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138471 miles and still on original belt. took upper timing cover off and the belt looked really good no cracks, numbers on belt looks new. Its the first thing i do but not it desperate need.
Even if the belt looked like new, I would still be extremely concerned about the state of the tensioner and idler pulleys. The belt snapping is only about 50% of the failures we see around here, with the other 50% being tensioners and idlers giving out.

For as cheap and as easy as it is to replace these belts I would never risk it. Not when you're looking at $1000-$1500 to rebuild the engine. You could actually be in way deeper than that if something happens to block or pistons.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:00 PM   #173
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Even if the belt looked like new, I would still be extremely concerned about the state of the tensioner and idler pulleys. The belt snapping is only about 50% of the failures we see around here, with the other 50% being tensioners and idlers giving out.

For as cheap and as easy as it is to replace these belts I would never risk it. Not when you're looking at $1000-$1500 to rebuild the engine. You could actually be in way deeper than that if something happens to block or pistons.
I agree! My belt was perfect. no cracks..nada. but the belt idle pulley was very very loose. I replaced everything including tensioner at 137,1xx.



BTW I'm giving away the bar and timing pin. Just pay for S&H. PM me if interested.....just paying it forward.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:17 PM   #174
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Even if the belt looked like new, I would still be extremely concerned about the state of the tensioner and idler pulleys. The belt snapping is only about 50% of the failures we see around here, with the other 50% being tensioners and idlers giving out.

For as cheap and as easy as it is to replace these belts I would never risk it. Not when you're looking at $1000-$1500 to rebuild the engine. You could actually be in way deeper than that if something happens to block or pistons.
completed the timing belt and water pump already everything is good to go.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #175
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whoops didn't see you had already changed it before I posted my bad
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:31 PM   #176
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60K here but the belt is nearly 10 years old at this point so i just went ahead and did it
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:52 PM   #177
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123,000 when I bought it
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:13 PM   #178
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I just had my belt done at 113,XXX miles only because mine broke.
No damage to the head or valves though!!
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:31 PM   #179
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I replaced my at 76,5XX only because of the age and the car doesn't get driven much if at all in the winter. The belt didn't look bad but it was more peace of mind.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:24 PM   #180
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i did mine just after 100k....got the car at 92k...i'm not for sure if it had been changed perviously as i had gotten it from a car lot who had received it from it's second owner (me being the 3rd)
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