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Timing belt kit

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jacksj1, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Feb 21, 2018 at 6:40 AM
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    jacksj1

    jacksj1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, what's the best complete timing belt/water pump kit for the 3.4? Factory Toyota only wants to sell the individual parts for big $
     
  2. Feb 21, 2018 at 8:19 AM
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    Ebay for the best price with Genuine Toyota parts (ca. $260 for everything you might need).
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2018 at 8:35 AM
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    OME and worth every penny.
    yea, ebay. just read descriptions carefully as there are many combinations that contain 99% OEM and 1 maybe close counterpart and some complete OEM. Sometimes from same seller and price varies accordingly. i.e. mizumeauto (? close, I think) Search for sellers rec'd on here before. There are a few who have been making kits a long time.

    I'm not a stickler for the OEM belt myself. Gates is good.....if you want to think, well maybe I'm stretching out the next interval, that's different. OEM belts may outlast the truck after the first change.

    I usually change ALL belts each inerval and did hoses at the 2nd change but at the age everything is now, even if first change, I'd do hoses and a good flush. Radiator plastic is getting old also.

    Plastic/rubber and age is a worse consideration than mileage in my experience. Add heat and it degrades pretty quick after 10 years.

    edit: kit in above post is a good one at a good price.
     
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  4. Feb 21, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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    Had a Gates belt on our Sienna for 100k, its a good belt. When I did the T-belt I went to Rock-Auto and got the Aisin kit. You should check them out and see if they have one for the 3.4. All OEM parts basically. Koyo bearings, Mitsuboshi belt, Aisin water pump. Good kit, was @ $150.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2018 at 10:59 AM
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    The aircabinman kit for sale on Ebay is regarded as one of the best you can purchase for the 3.4 Liter V6.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-3-4...m2c5bf69ef0:m:m4Q2V_w5K7vUbSPcBeUhWfA&vxp=mtr

    If you're inclined to do this job yourself, I have a couple videos that can help you out. Be sure to watch Part 2 because we show a much easier way to get the timing belt on and share other helpful information. Also, read the video descriptions and pinned comments for more helpful information and tips.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/vHC46ypHxWc

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/mErd7xoBS9I
     
  6. Feb 21, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    Doing this when the weather gets nicer, excellent video!
     
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  7. Feb 22, 2018 at 4:42 AM
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    Thank you for the helpful info. Is that kit the best one?
     
  8. Feb 22, 2018 at 4:48 AM
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    Really appreciate the help! I just ordered that kit. Wish me luck!
     
  9. Feb 27, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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    UtahTacoma02

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    Saw this kit for a little more that has a few more Toyota parts to it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-GENUIN...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649 Question is compared to Aircabinman's kit you recommended is there anything different I am overlooking aside from more Toyota parts in the kit with link?
     
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  10. Feb 28, 2018 at 5:20 AM
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    Yep, I saw this one after I ordered the other one. I probably would have opted for this one too. The only thing that concerned me with the aircabinman kit when I got it was the MotoRad thermostat and they made it right and swapped it out for a factory Toyota one.
     
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