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ebay timg belt kits?


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#1 marcusgl10z28

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:44 PM

Iv aquired a 2.5 for my soon to be ej hybrid 22/25 and wanted to know if water pumps interchange and whatnot... basically what 2.5 parts to use and what 2.2 parts to use...

Or if anyone knows where to find all this info...

Amd my main question being...how good are these ebay timing kits water pumps and such...any one use them and results? ?? Imm all about the budget but don't want a bomb under the hood if ya know what I mean.

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#2 grossgary

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:59 PM

get the gates kits off of amazon or rock auto. 

 

importexperts has good parts and sells on ebay.

 

EJ25 and EJ22 tensioner, water pump, and pulleys and oil pumps are all identical.  so you simply buy the kit that has the timing belt you want.

 

the only difference is that the tensioner change around 1997, but that goes for EJ25's and EJ22's - there's a new style (1997 and up) tensioner and an old style tensioner.  they are even interchangeable by swapping the bracket (2 or 3 bolts) they attach too.

 

the old style tensioners are more reliable and generaly dont' need replaced.  but they're getting old too.

 

the new style tensioners are now much cheaper than they were a few years ago so it just makes sense to replace them.  someone just had one fail last week that was brand new aftermarket.

 

i'd stick with the gates kits.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:51 PM

Wow... that was rverything I needed to know! Thank you so much...

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:13 AM

What about this kit... affordable and well... the name souns Japanese...lol
Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.co...id=360324922363

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:19 AM

looks decent, i've used them before mutliple times without issue. brown oil seal and green bearing seals look like OEM. reuse the bolts in the car for the tensioner, i don't like the supplied bolts in the kits. 

 

i generally lean towards the Gates kits.  theimportexpert kits (on ebay) are excellent quality but price has gone up substantially over the years, they used to be well priced, around the lowest.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:14 AM

I've looked up part numbers of kits on rockauto, then dropped this number on fleabay motors in the US to see what comes up.

Had I have known about importexperts I would have purchased through them.  The kit turned out to be really good, I was happy - and it cost me about half of what I could get a kit here in Oz for, including postage!

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