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Old 02-16-2010, 07:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: Timing belt & Water Pump part #??

Originally Posted by Chazberry View Post
Fwiw - the belt I took out of my '03 L81 at 96k mi. showed virtually no signs of wear.
Yes, I was debating about not changing it to see how long it would last but its probably full of oil from the blow by so that would not be a fair test, other wise I would leave it.I know its an interference engine also so when the t-belt blows, KABOOM, so does the engine
IMO, if the accessory belt lasts as long as the metal structure of the vehicle , What makes the timing belt go bad any faster, its not out in the elements like the acc. belt.
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