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Original timing belt with 180k on it...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mikracer, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Nov 8, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    mikracer

    mikracer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just bought an Tacoma 4x4 with 180k on it and the owner I bought it from had never done a timing belt on it. He had it since 30k, so theres no chance it was done before he bought it either. So I took it into the shop I take all my cars and had them go through it all...timing belt, water pump, plugs, wires, fuel filter, fluids, etc, etc. I went and took a look at the belt because I wanted to see how bad it was and it was actually in really good shape. There was no cracking and the treads would barely crumble if you bent it back and picked at it with your fingers. I was pretty surprised since it was the original belt. Just thought I would post this up for some of you folks that are going over the recommended service interval for them.

    The waterpump on the other hand was leaking...
     
  2. Nov 8, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    Tacomadude89

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    Haha, that's something. My cus has a 96 with a 170K on it and am pretty sure his is original too.

    Did it run better after the tune up with fresh spark plugs and all?
     
  3. Nov 8, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Yeah its really the water pump that goes first. Mine was leaking bad when I did it at over 150k. The belt on the other hand was in good shape.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    mikracer

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    I havent driven it yet because its still at the shop. Theyre installing the 5100's tomorrow. I'm hoping it will restore some power though!
     
  5. Nov 8, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    ive done two 2.7 water pumps already with under 60K
     
  6. Nov 8, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    Well I didn't notice any difference in power. Just peace of mind lol.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    You have a different 2.7 engine (2TR-FE) than the 1st gens (3RZ-FE).
     
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