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Old 22 Jun 2015, 05:28 pm
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Default Well, there's the problem...

Driving to to a friends house, at 65mph on a 4 lane hwy, the car just died. Luckily I had enough momentum to coast the remaining 1/2 mile(thanks to a small hill) into his driveway.

The car is a 2007 base 5spd with 124k miles, a former tow behind RV car.

No start condition... After a hilarious spark check( I didn't know he could jump that high), and fuel pump check(and many google pages later), we gently pulled back the timing cover to peek in...Busted belt.

That was last week, I left the car there My buddy is a shade tree mechanic and said he can fix it if I buy the parts and food for a BBQ once it's fixed.

Today I got these pics:

The only thing I'll have to do is vacuum the ac system and recharge, which I think I can handle.
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Old 22 Jun 2015, 07:59 pm
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WOW....cost of food...that a real a bargain....
there a real pain to get to...
also you need the whole kit with belt tensioners..
while its down do the water pump also
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Old 23 Jun 2015, 08:10 am
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Default Re: Well, there's the problem...

that's a good friend .. the work he is doing deserves kobe beef steaks.....yeehaw... price ranges from 1000 up generally 1200 seems average from my research.. make sure he gets a pic of the timing marks and how it goes .. so he wont have to re do it like so many others...
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first 4 cylinder,it sure aint no 8....2004 2.4 base pt 5 speed wires,screeming demon coil, stage 1jet chip,strut tower bar,airraid setup..nothing fancy...NO TURBO
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Old 23 Jun 2015, 10:25 am
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Default Re: Well, there's the problem...

Originally Posted by 3rcruiser View Post
that's a good friend .. the work he is doing deserves kobe beef steaks.....yeehaw...
see i read that completely different. i see a guy that just wanted his damn parking spot back.

Originally Posted by spaghettibeans View Post
bla just died....bla bla bla... Luckily I had enough momentum to coast into his driveway.
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