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Timing Belt Job in SD

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by jmonteil, May 13, 2021.

  1. May 13, 2021 at 4:05 PM
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    jmonteil

    jmonteil [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any positive experience working with a shop doing a timing belt/water pump job (Tacoma v6)? I have been planning on doing this myself, but gathering all the specialty tools has been a chore, along with finding a hand. Haven’t lived in SD long so any help or direction would be appreciated!!

    Cheers!
     
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  2. May 13, 2021 at 5:51 PM
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    Taco1997

    Taco1997 Well-Known Member

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    @Speed Freek isn't too far from you and a lot of people on here can vouch for him.
     
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  3. May 13, 2021 at 6:28 PM
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    Norsemanvike

    Norsemanvike Well-Known Member

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    Yup, @Speed Freek is legit.
     
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  4. May 13, 2021 at 8:32 PM
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    jmonteil

    jmonteil [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I saw that name in an older thread and wasn’t sure if that was still an option.

    Thanks for the tip! I’ll hit him up.
     
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  5. May 13, 2021 at 8:42 PM
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    Superdave1.0

    Superdave1.0 Grandma Dave

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  6. May 13, 2021 at 8:53 PM
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    INSAYN

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    DIY Fabricobbler.
    Just finished up doing a water pump and timing belt on my '97.

    I just fabbed up another crank shaft pulley holder ($free.99) as I misplaced the one I made 12 years ago for the last water pump and timing belt.

    For the cam sprocket tool, I use this same tool. I just slip some plastic tubing over the grade 8 bolts, add a washer and a nut to each bolt. Then slip the nut/washer combos over a cam sprocket spoke each and it gives me a handle to torque the cam bolt against.

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    Only shitty thing about this job this time was I was fooled into using the supplied water pump gasket. Didn't work worth a crap.

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    Tore it back down, cleaned everything back up and did it with FIPG like factory. After a 20 mile rigorous test drive, I appears to be solid this time.

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