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Old 03-01-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default What Timing Belt Kit and Water Pump Kit Do You Recomend? 90K Service

OK.. So given my VUE is going to be at the shop for 2 months (because I don't have time to cope with it now and im gonna be travaling for 2 months) I am going to have the following done:
Oil Change
New Plugs
New Coil Packs (CEL Light)
New Crank Sensor
New Thermostat and Thermostat Housing (It says 3rd design, thinking I should just replace it)
Intake Manifold Gasket
Check Valve Covers (They where done 9K ago, should be ok)
New Water Pump
New Timing Belt
Replace 2nd Fuel Pump
Replace Drive Belt
New A/C Compressor (If i can afford it)

Two things:
While he's in there, should we yank and replace the Alternator? I have no record of it being replaced and the truck has 170K.... Everything seems fine with it, but......

Anything Missing? Also what brands do you recommend?

I am ordering parts through rock auto, so has to be submitted by sunday night, need the crap here by March 15th

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Old 03-01-2013, 11:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: What Timing Belt Kit and Water Pump Kit Do You Recomend? 90K Service

I have had all fluids changed within the last 6K, I will also provide him with a bottle of GM Coolent...

Also what plugs should I get? Bosch Platinums

Water Pumps I am eyeing:
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...602&cc=1388561

Preferred for the Iron parts, but is that bad?

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...450&cc=1388561
Or is this better? This is OEM I think

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Default Re: What Timing Belt Kit and Water Pump Kit Do You Recomend? 90K Service

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...522&cc=1388561
This is the cheaper option and I know alot of people swear by Gates belts

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...194&cc=1388561

The OEM belt, but $60 more.. Worth it?

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I read on the L series fourm that some Gates Belt Kits had an updated tensioner..Does this apply to the ZVUE


Sorry guys, I have 2 weeks to get parts for him before im off and truckin another 10K around the US for work (and I am sad because I wanted to drive the VUE, but it decided otherwise)

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http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...194&cc=1388561

The OEM belt, but $60 more.. Worth it?
I tend to o with OEM parts where there is a lot of labor cost involved. Timing belt certainly fits in this category.

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Default Re: What Timing Belt Kit and Water Pump Kit Do You Recomend? 90K Service

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Sorry guys, I have 2 weeks to get parts for him before im off and truckin another 10K around the US for work
I guess your 2 wks are up, but just for the record, I went with the Gates kit - seemed like quality stuff to me, but I only have about 17k mi. on the parts.

Also, see this thread . . .
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=188831

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