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Old 17 Oct 2010, 05:44 pm
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Default Timing Belt DONE!!!!

Thanks to the forum and the factory manual, the timing belt service is complete. In the process, I changed all the intake manifold and TB gaskets, and gave the TB a good cleaning. Also relplaced the injector o-rings and put in a new failsafe thermostat. Used all Gates products, which was ordered though RockAuto....they ROCK! It started up the first crank and sounds solid. I recommend to change both torque mounts. I only order the bottom one, but found the top one broken also...(future project).

Since I had experence in replacing Honda timing belts, this job wasnt that bad. With a Honda, I can change the timing belt and waterpump in about 3 hours. For the PT, it took the entire weekend, total about 10 hours. I was slow and methodical, making sure I didnt miss any of the 10000001 procedures.

A few PITA's...

1. Stupid exhaust shield took forever to put it back.
It was nice and bendable and alll....but. The entire center nut and bolt came out as one assembly, the nut was frozen on the bolt. I finally figured to pull it out and see the hole....and then align.

2. Engine mounts...phffff.....engineered around design.....

3. Who the hell configured the alternator assembly.....okay good joke.


The actual process of installing the Tbelt was straight forward, just need to get though the two layers of covers. In regards to aligning the timing belt, TDC and lock the crank in place. I put a wrench and bungied it. The water pump side will need to be tight with the bottom of the crank to the intake cam. Lock the belt in place by using a rag and a soft padded vise. Then hold intake cam and align exhast cam, by indexing 1/2 a cog under. Wrap the exhaust cam and lock it in place. Constantly holding tension to the belt. wrap the belt around the tensioner. Tension accordingly, then turn the crank clockwise two revolutions and TDC, your marks should align perfectly.

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Default Re: Timing Belt DONE!!!!

Thanks for the tips. Hopefully it will help someone who decides to do it themselves.
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Old 18 Oct 2010, 02:12 pm
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Default Re: Timing Belt DONE!!!!

I just finished install TB and all new parts. Went to start it and it would'nt
start. So back to the drawing broad.
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Old 18 Oct 2010, 11:21 pm
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I just finished install TB and all new parts. Went to start it and it would'nt
start. So back to the drawing broad.
Did you figure it out?
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Old 19 Oct 2010, 06:51 am
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Default Re: Timing Belt DONE!!!!

What is a failsafe thermostat?
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Old 19 Oct 2010, 09:59 am
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Fails in the "open" position, not in the "closed" position.....
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Not yet, have to brakedown everything again.
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