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Old 02-21-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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Default Advice on timing belt parts, i.e. belt tensioners on EJ22

Had any good or bad experience with various brands of:

1) timing belts

2) tensioners

3) water pumps and other typical replacements while in there?

I've seen this kit at partsamerica. SKF makes a reasonable quality bearing, which is most of, but not all of a tensioners wear parts:

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...pe=460&PTSet=A

They also had a "gatorback", which I think is made by goodyear, but don't know anything about the quality of the line.
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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The SKF bearing is good...but the hyd. piston on the tensioner is the most important thing to ensure is good. OEM is probably best for this.

I've used ebay timing belts with no problems. I've never seen a "gatorback" style gilmer (toothed) belt....only ribbed, which happen to be pretty good.
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