Originally Posted by TacomaDan
do you think i shouldtear it apart and find out what i need? Im guessing that would probably be best but it would increase down time. i dont exactly need the truck right now because im driving the wifes car. shes deployed.
Shop around for things that you will need...timing belt, water pump, accessory belts, & thermostat. The other stuff....is questionable whether you need it or not.
The water pump doesn't need a 'gasket' - you can use RTV for that. When I did mine - I didn't need to buy a new tensioner.
Getting factory parts is a good idea..... but don't hesitate to bargain. Shop around for the cheapest prices online and then call your local dealership for price quotes. If you find a cheaper price online - then call your local dealership back and say, "Hey, I found a cheaper price online"
In some cases....your local dealership will price match. I've done this many times.