Gloyale, If you reread my reply, it was clearly stated that it was for what I might do, "if I had already determined that the left side timing belt was not broken". I am not suggesting that the timing belt is not broken. I also do not own a 90 model year loyale, and am unfamiliar with the differences between the 90 and my 86 GL10. It is not my responsibility to know those differences, nor what modifications someone has done to his vehicle. As far as your opinion that my sharing of knowledge about how I might approach a similar situation that has happened to me many times, and Zek wasting his time by either reading about it and/or looking at his vehicle as a form of preventive maintenance, I am troubled by the tone of your entire reply. You appear to be in attack mode, which is completely uncalled for and inappropriate for this message board. In the future, I will just report you instead of spending my time explaining all this.
I did reread your reply. You misquoted your first sentence. I'll post it for you here:
If it was an 86, I would be looking to install another distributor after
determining that the left side timing belt was not broken.
I took this to mean that you were determining that the belt was broken. I can now see another interpretation. I must say though that the way it's worded makes it sound like the determination that the belt was fine was a conclusion you had already made.
Which brings me to another point. The "tone" of my response. Do you see my post count? do you know how long I've been on this board helping advise newbies on how to keep there subarus going? Do you know how many threads I've read about broken belts? I started here as a Newb too, that was in 2005. See my point?
My tone is a direct one. I certainly don't intend any disrespect. I just don't want to waste my time or the posters time so I get straight to the point and I call em like I see 'em.
I like the fact that this board is respectful, and I meant no disrespect.
That said, I stand by EVERYTHING in my first post.
Edited by Gloyale, 24 April 2013 - 10:54 AM.