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Whats the deal with aftermarket ebay timing belt kits?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NotstockTRD, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Jan 23, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    NotstockTRD

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    I know the majority will say get OEM parts at the dealer or Toyota of dallas(which has a crap website/hard to navigate imo + no direct timing belt kit) but lets face it these parts are still hundreds more than the ebay kits from sellers with reputable ratings? What gives? anyone have a kit from ebay installed?
    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 23, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    bump cmon dudes... shed some light
     
  3. Jan 23, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    I'm all for using aftermarket parts...such as alternators, brakes, gaskets, etc...

    however for any moving part of the engine, I.e internals, timing belt, tensioners, water pump, oil pump, etc. I would only use OEM.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    I for the most part use OEM parts on things like timing belts, but a few years ago I used a kit I got from Napa for my wifes camry. The cool part about it was the tensioner and idler bearing were the same brand as OEM, so it was the same if I had gotten it from the dealer. You may want to see if they have a kit for your application. May be worth a look.
    http://www.napabeltshose.com/index.cfm?location_id=1008
     
  5. Jan 23, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    somebody has to have some experience with a ebay kit for around $130???
     
  6. Jan 23, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    most of the reputable ebay people are selling oem style parts, like bando belts which is a supplier for timing belts, koyo or gmb idlers are also oem suppliers and gmb which makes water pumps are also oem supplier....if you get a kit from ebay look for these name brand parts...just bought a kit from ebay and had no problems but i did research on these parts i have listed.....some of the off brand cheap kits on ebay i would be careful....buy the parts i have suggested for long life and reliabilty...
     
  7. Jan 23, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    depends on what kind of belt it is.gates makes alot of the timing belts,but they are a little noisey.i would stick with oem for myself.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    I put a gates belt on from NAPA and it is working great so far. I would only trust napa for aftermarket stuff.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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  10. Jan 30, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    gmb is suffice huh? ive heard good things about thecompany- anyone else?
     
  11. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    napa sells a kit like mentioned above belt, idler, tensioner for for around 220 with w/p around 80
     
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