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Old 09-06-2010, 11:03 PM
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timing belt

OKAY another problem lol
MY timing belt is LOOSE I HELL SURE don't know how to do it lol anybody in ohio that knows how to tighten it up and willing to do it? lol

Well my options
1.do it myself BUT hope i don't screw up the timing and blow up my h22
2.Have a mechanic place do it(hate the idea and cost too dam much)
3.have a friend do it and hopefully they don't mess up the timing and blow my h22,
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Re: timing belt

Risk blowing h22 < Pay 200 for a mechanic to take care of it.

Easy choice in my opinion. =/ When it comes to inside engine work, I'll let no one go near it unless they own a shop and are insured.
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Re: timing belt

It might even be less, get a quote. I was quoted 220 for a timing belt change. To tighten a tbelt, they might charge you less.

Its all around the fact if they need to lift the engine or not. Or, you could pay one of the local shop mechanics cash to come by after hours to do it, having it raised yourself. No insurance on it, but its a better chance then having a friend do it I'd say.

I just wouldn't skimp, its not worth it if it goes wrong. And car's like to go wrong all the time.
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Re: timing belt

I think after I post, then need to make another post.

I actually have never heard of an engine blowing because the timing was off. From what I know the car just wont start. Can anyone back me on this? If you do it, and it wont start, its wrong. If it starts, you got it right.

Now if the belt breaks while you're driving it, that's a different story. The split second the engine is running before it shuts off, without the belt syncing everything together, can spell disaster.

If your belt has ~100k on it, change it, while you're doing all this as is. But if you change it, you'll need the gun, so go with a mechanic.
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Re: timing belt

I never gave that much thought, I'd like to know as well... bump
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Re: timing belt

Its really not that complicated guys, just a b!tch to get to with limited work space. Maybe I'm just saying this bc I've done it half a million times. If its wrong must of the time it won't run depending how bad off the timing is. If your driving and it breaks, well there goes your valves.just make sure the engine is TDC and you'll be good.
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Re: timing belt

how do you know your timing belt is loose? and how loose is it? if it does need adjusting, you need to swap out the auto-tensioner. that like a 100dollar part. however changing it out isnt quite as simple as you would hope. just take it to a mechanic. i know thats not the answer you want, but it IS your timing belt. dont **** around with your timing belt.
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Re: timing belt

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how do you know your timing belt is loose? and how loose is it? if it does need adjusting, you need to swap out the auto-tensioner. that like a 100dollar part. however changing it out isnt quite as simple as you would hope. just take it to a mechanic. i know thats not the answer you want, but it IS your timing belt. dont **** around with your timing belt.
We opened up the valve cover and everything and after that didn't know what to do. ITS loose enough where its smacking the cover making a knocking noise But yea taking to the mechanic is the only option right now just waiting for the folks if they gonna pay for it till i get a job
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Re: timing belt

how many miles are on the car? has the t-belt ever been replaced? if its over like 115k and the answer is no. then its prob just your belt is worn out. in which case its time to replace. also i wouldnt drive it more than you have to. and even then, when you do have to drive it, baby it. if it has been replaced or youre under 100k miles, then its probably the auto tensioner. i cant remember if you can get to it without taking the t-belt off. but even if you can, its gonna be a bitch with the motor in the car. hope this helps.
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