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highwaystar
04-12-2008, 04:54 PM
It was changed by a p/o at 100kms, and now has 250km. I have been pushing it due to being not terribly wealthy. How high should changing this be on my priority list? do it immediatly, or im probably ok but do it as soon as you can? thx!

Hello Kitty
04-12-2008, 05:21 PM
It was changed by a p/o at 100kms, and now has 250km. I have been pushing it due to being not terribly wealthy. How high should changing this be on my priority list? do it immediatly, or im probably ok but do it as soon as you can? thx!

i wouldn't chance it. the price for when it goes will suck. it's not bad just alot of labour.

[cheers]

slacker
04-12-2008, 05:24 PM
good thing is the 3.0 is a NONE interferance engine ... so if the belt breaks , it will not harm anything .

bad thing is .. it will be at the worst time . tow bill .. in traffic .. who knows when ?

highwaystar
04-12-2008, 07:19 PM
yeah, what I thought. Ill get er done in a few weeks once my body work is sorted out. thx

Jayota
04-15-2008, 02:53 PM
good thing is the 3.0 is a NONE interferance engine ... so if the belt breaks , it will not harm anything .

bad thing is .. it will be at the worst time . tow bill .. in traffic .. who knows when ?


I guess the toyota gods liked me. Mine snapped when I pulled up to my house :D

dirka dave
04-15-2008, 03:10 PM
Sooner than later on a 3.0

Do the waterpump at the same time.

ToyotaHEAD
04-19-2008, 08:47 PM
Sooner than later on a 3.0

Do the waterpump at the same time.

I highly agree! And dont cheap out on the waterpump, forget that lordco rebuilt crap. Get an OEM. Had many bad experiences with lordco water pumps.

dirka dave
04-19-2008, 10:05 PM
Yep lordco waterpumps bad.....

highwaystar
04-20-2008, 06:57 AM
ok thanks guys wouldnt have thought of waterpump. Will do OEM parts only except for rad. thanks [cheers]

fishingclown
04-21-2008, 08:55 PM
Also have a look at the upper timing belt idler bearing and adjuster idler bearing. Theese fail frequently and cause alot of greef.

Westonian
04-30-2008, 09:48 PM
OEM Parts? Really?.. Try Napa even for Imports, there stuff rocks with there Altrom line for imports most of that stuff is OE .. for Half the cost..

Westonian
04-30-2008, 09:49 PM
Oh and Timing belts should be changed every 100,000 Km regardless of Vehicle. :)

nightcrawler
05-01-2008, 10:16 AM
oh and always wipe front to back:D

Runner4
05-04-2008, 10:43 AM
Check out Alder Auto, they have factory replacement parts, I got a HG Kit from them good price... Do the belt yourself, if your mechanically inclined, should maybe take you a day or two at most, weekend will do it including the water pump. As for the idler, I just slopped some thick oil on the bearings when I pulled it, worked it in and it's been quiet ever since...

[cheers]

Newfie
05-07-2008, 03:13 PM
Carefull of the lordco rads to. I just put a new one in my car and than it sat for 2 months and I found it was leaking.