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Best timing belt kit

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by little bear, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Dec 22, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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    little bear

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    Any idea of the best timing belt kit for a 2000 3.4l 4x4 tacoma .. Looking for all the pulleys, bearings, drive belts, water pump and gaskets and maybe even new thermostat ...
    Best price and place to get please...... Thank yall in advance
     
  2. Dec 22, 2014 at 9:04 PM
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    Rock auto has the oe asin timing belt kit
     
  3. Dec 22, 2014 at 9:28 PM
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    If your on a budget check out the gmb kits from domestic gasket or mizumo auto on ebay. The idler and tensioners have all had premium ntn,koyo,skf bearings.
    Ive used them a bunch and havnt had any problems. Most of their kits are usually under $100
     
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  4. Dec 22, 2014 at 10:30 PM
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  5. Dec 23, 2014 at 12:30 AM
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    This is the one I just installed. Comes with absolutely everything. All genuine parts. Pretty easy to install everything, just time consuming.. if yer wondering.. Was overwhelmed at first as I've never done anything like this before. But if I was to do it again, it'd be cake. Did not use the crank/cam seals though. That was another job in of itself. But at least I have them if/when I need to do it. The oem drive belts are very nice too. One more note, I was running hot after install, like 210. Come to find out, the jiggle valve in the thermostat needed to be facing DOWN! Not up. Runs at a steady 188.6 every day now. Very happy with it. And she purrs like the day she drove off the lot. At least it seems that way:D (I think my timing was off a hair.)

    Edit: Was easy EXCEPT for that darned crank bolt! Impact wouldn't even get it. Almost popped a hernia but I popped er loose finally;) And had to use a puller to get the crank pulley off. And of course I took out the radiator too, but that's pretty easy.
     
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  6. Dec 23, 2014 at 4:38 AM
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    Can't thank yall enough for the responses .... Merry Christmas and thanks for pushing me in the right direction
     
  7. Feb 21, 2015 at 8:56 AM
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    None of these kits come with a replacement crank bolt but I'm reading that the FSM says it needs to be replaced.

    So what's the truth? Does the crank bolt need to be replaced?
     
  8. Feb 21, 2015 at 11:36 AM
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    Eh, I bought an Aisin OEM water pump for the 3rz recently & sent it back. Poor casting marks, scabs & rat tails. While the pump likely would've been just fine, I didn't really trust it.

    I ended up buying the Toyota branded Aisin water pump. A *much* cleaner piece, no casting imperfections.

    I'm actually wondering if the non branded Aisin parts fail the manufacturers visible inspection, yet are still usable pieces. So called "B" stock. Hence the ground off section where the make name (eg Toyota) is.

    YMMV
     
  9. Feb 21, 2015 at 3:09 PM
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    It probably should be considering you'll probly never have to get back in there to replace it for quite some time. I didn't simply because I completely forgot about it so I just used the old one. I imagine it's not that expensive. Haven't looked. But yeah get it anyways. Might as well.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2015 at 10:09 AM
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    I picked one up at the stealer for $7 plus tax. Doing the job next weekend.
     
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    What kit would you recommend for 02 2.7l?
     
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