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When Replacing The Timing Belt... What Else Do You Guys Change?

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So, with the timing belt change getting done this week... cough rene cough :P PS, call me when you get the chance man!

But yeah,

timing belt change... what else would you guys recommend changing? I'm doing the tensioner and the serpentine belt, however what about pulleys?

The tensioner pulley? Idler pulley?

Thanks

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front main seal and water pump, but the pullys and the serpentine belt tensioner i wouldnt do right now if youdont have to, since its not a big deal to do those later down the road

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I would do all of those extra bits if this is the 2nd TB change. If not, then I'd leave them alone and get out cheap...start saving your $$ for the next one because it'll be more expensive because I'd change all of those then. Failure rate between first and 2nd TB on those other parts are very very minimal.

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acually ive heard of cases where the water pump wasnt changed outand it started to seize up and cause the belt to break,and the front main seal is kinda right there(more so in other cars than ours, but its easier to do it right then while its all apart)

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The car has 130K miles, this is the 2nd Tbelt change. The water pump I hadn't even considered, I'll definitely look further into it.

Thanks for the tips so far, guys. Appreciate it. :)

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Definitely do the water pump. The downside to doing it it a relatively cheap part cost and the downside to not doing it is a new boat anchor in the form of your old engine.

The car has 130K miles, this is the 2nd Tbelt change. The water pump I hadn't even considered, I'll definitely look further into it.

Thanks for the tips so far, guys. Appreciate it. :)

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I am going to do this soon also. So the concensus is for the 2nd generation TB, you should replace:

Timing Belt

Serp Belt

Belt Tensioner Pulley

Idler Pully

what about dampers?

Water Pump and Gasket

Front Crank Seal

Is that it? Like thats not enough :blink:

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I would just leave the front crank seal unless it's leaking.

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Definately not looking forward to this next year. Let me know how much the parts cost Joseph. I have to prepare myself for this cost.

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Easy if you have some tools. I might be up at Jeremy's place looking for some help if the time comes during the school year. I wouldnt have a problem except compressing the tensioner. I just dont have an assortment of tools handy at home or school. It was 500 for parts and labor at my indie last time we had it done on my old car. Tensioner, t-belt, serp belt, water pump/gasket, and a couple pullies make it seem expensive. ;) Itll be fun when, where and however I do this.

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I wouldnt have a problem except compressing the tensioner. I just dont have an assortment of tools handy at home or school.

If you are replacing the tensioner then it will come compressed and you don't need to compress it. Unless you don't line up the marks properly before you pull the pin :P .

fcp prices

27 t-belt

125 genuine volvo t-belt tensioner, hydraulic

48 t-belt tensioner roller

48 idler arm roller

49 water pump Hepu

297 total

you can save a few bucks with eEuroparts.com, or you can ask fcp for the eBaY special (240 for everything but the water pump), but you get the idea, it is a $300 job to get new everything.

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My TB change had all the following swapped out

Timing belt

Idler pulley

Belt tensioner

Water pump

Thermostat

Serpentine belt

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