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Timing Belt When to replace?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dawgs5916, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Apr 15, 2015 at 4:44 AM
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    dawgs5916

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    When does factory recommend changing Timing belt? 2012 V6
     
  2. Apr 15, 2015 at 4:47 AM
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    kingston73

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    Every 3 months or 3000 miles. If you haven't done it and you're driving a 2012 you are WAY over due.







    EDIT: was just going to leave that but then I thought you might actually do it and waste your money. The v6 has a chain, never needs replacing.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2015 at 4:48 AM
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    You have a timing chain, not a belt. It does not have a required replacement schedule, only change when it gives you problems.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2015 at 5:48 AM
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    Conumdrum

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    Umm you have a book, or the book and schedule is online.

    Might want to do it now before the Internets crash and no info is available forever.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2015 at 10:57 AM
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    chain not a belt. I had 2 requirements when I bough my first Tacoma in 2009. One was no timing belt and 2 was that I could see the spark plugs.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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    You have a chain in the v6. The belt was always nice when kids wouldn't behave... It is a sad day when you cannot use the belt anymore.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2015 at 11:50 AM
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    Have you tried using a chain on the misbehaving kids? Bet it'll work just as well, if not better, than a belt :cool:
     
  8. Apr 15, 2015 at 12:54 PM
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    if you have a belt it is 60,000 miles


    1gr uses chain never needs replacing
     
  9. Apr 15, 2015 at 1:18 PM
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    esse10

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    2nd gens have a chain and not required to change that until..........maybe in 500k miles or so.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2015 at 3:16 PM
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  11. Apr 15, 2015 at 4:50 PM
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    ODNAREM

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    2012 V6 has a timing chain.No belt.:)
     

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