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Old 12-05-2011, 06:57 AM
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So I just spent the past couple of months doing research, reading DIY's, and saving money. I'm getting ready to do the timing belt on my h22a1 its a stock motor no mods. I'm going to be doing a manuel tensioner swap too.
What would you guys suggest as a replacement timing belt ?
OEM ?
Gates ?
Greddy ?

Reason why I'm asking is because from what I have read about the manuel tensioner conversion the belt is gonna be a tight and I don't want to risk it breaking on me.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:48 AM
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Re: Timing Belt Choices

all what you mentioned are fine
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Re: Timing Belt Choices

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Re: Timing Belt Choices

oem
i did a t-belt job recently on another car an tried to use aftermarket belt from autozone
it didnt fit at all
but the oem slipped on right away.

gates is very good as well i used it an no problems putting it on
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Re: Timing Belt Choices

alright thanks guys. i just dont want to make the mistake of buying a unreliable belt
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how do you think that oem belt is unreliable
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oem. cheapest and it will be the most durable
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Re: Timing Belt Choices

Oem is about 80 bucks. don't.forget the water pump. and have fun!
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Re: Timing Belt Choices

How hard is it to change the timing belt? Is it worth DIY or have it changed.
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How hard is it to change the timing belt? Is it worth DIY or have it changed.
same question..
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Re: Timing Belt Choices

it depends that how handyman are you, do you have good tools and can you get that car lifted..
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