Oops...sorry. I missed that part when I read the first thread. :3_yummie: As for which timing belt is better...I'd say just stick with OEM because your only other option would obviously be your local parts store...that is if they even stock one.macatron.......... useless info, we know when to change it, and what the effects of not changing it would be......we need to know if there are better belts out there than others...and what the process is in changing it, I didnt see a DIY on it
lol,moogle, you scared the shitt outta me now......how much would a shop charge to change it?
what do you mean by rotating the engine and how is this done?If you're gonna do your own timing belt , might I suggest when you think you have it installed correctly that you rotate the engine 2 complete revolutions (by hand and make sure that you have the timing marks dead on) before you just hop in car and start it . The OEM timing belt is always the best bet for the car, I've got the same thing on my engine and I'm completely modded(port polished cams gears bla bla bla) all the NGM toys minus the S/C and like Moogle said if your off or if ya dont set your tensioner correctly it will bring about catastrophic engine failiure, so check and double check your work (you're not scared now are ya ?)
Thx KDM and yes that is exactly what ya need even if the watr pump is not bad at this time, it wont last another 60k miles to the next timing belt replacement, so it would be really a very good idea to change it at this time. And Trance thx for clarifying the rotating the crank at the crank bolt 2 full revolutions with a wrench by hand . As a mechanic I keep forgetting not everyone does this everyday like I do.:3_winkthu