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View Poll Results: What should iamrazor do about his timing belt?
DIY FTW! 11 52.38%
Stealership you lazy F 8 38.10%
put her into a tree and collect the ins. 2 9.52%
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Old 07-17-2006, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default SOHC EJ25 Timing Belt: DIY or Stealership?

Ok so I've crossed 110k mark and I know its time for a timing belt. I think the tensioner needs a-replacin' too (I hear this odd rattle when I let off to shift). I'm good with a wrench, but is it worth letting the dealer do it? The Phase II EJ25 is interface, correct?

So let's hear your opinions, experiences, usual nasioc banter

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I don't plan on keep her much more than a year so I'm gonna skip water pump, seals... et all.

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Old 07-17-2006, 09:36 PM   #2
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Spend the money and buy a new thermostat, a locked 'stat will shorten engine life... to about 15 minutes.

There is a recent thread with lots of advice here, so I would read that for everyones thoughts.
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:43 PM   #3
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And don't forget to replace or at least check out the toothes idler pulley, too. --> http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1046364
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Old 07-18-2006, 12:04 AM   #4
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I'm 1/2 way through a Delta Cam upgrade, and it's proving to be quite straight forward. Thanx to http://www.cobbtuning.com/instructions.html and this board.
Given these instructions, doing the timing belt should be a breeze. And while your in there, might as well do the crank and cam seals too.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:49 PM   #5
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well, i would, but I'm not really planning on keeping the car too much longer. In fact, I'd prefer it gone already. you know how it is..
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:56 AM   #6
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I too can handle a wrench but, Im not a mechanic. It took me about 2 &1/2 hours to replace the timing belt, WP, new coolant hoses etc. Be informed that the crankshaft pulley is torqued to 125 foot/lbs so you need to have a good 6 point 22mm? socket & breaker bar AND be able to lock the flywheel. My AT provide a service hole just by the intake manifold on the left side when looking into the engine compartment. My dealer wants ~$375 and my TB OEM was ~$85 so I saved ~290 or about $110 per hour, tax free.
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