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Old 11-04-2019, 01:19 AM
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Finding a good timing belt kit - help would be appreciated!

I'm back again, this time to ask you more knowledge members if you know any good timing belt kits or individual components that I can order. The best option I have found is a kit with GMB brand components for $209 on ebay. Unfortunately I don't have a whole lot of money at the moment (poor college student etc.). So OEM, if they're even still available, are not an option for me. I'm not trying to totally cheap out, but the best component for the money is what I'm looking for here. I am just hoping that you guys may have access to information that I can not find. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-04-2019, 05:09 AM
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Re: Finding a good timing belt kit - help would be appreciated!

The GMB kits are good but most people suggest using the OEM water pump. They're not crazy expensive.
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:42 AM
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Re: Finding a good timing belt kit - help would be appreciated!

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The GMB kits are good but most people suggest using the OEM water pump. They're not crazy expensive.
I don't know if it's true, but I was told that the way the SVX engine is made and positioned that there is no need to do the water pump when doing the belt. It doesn't get in the way of the job and can be done on it's own later if needed without interfering with the belt.
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:47 PM
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Re: Finding a good timing belt kit - help would be appreciated!

No not true.
You can change the belt without changing the pump, the pump runs off the back side of the timing belt, but if the pump bearing fails and seizes, as has happened, it will destroy the timing belt and accessories.
OE pump is cheap and the best.
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:51 PM
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While you're in there you do everything at once, tensioner, belt, pulleys, water pump.
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:00 PM
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Re: Finding a good timing belt kit - help would be appreciated!

That's what I am planning to do, I'm just trying to figure out what to get and if I can get it all in one order.
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