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Posted 14 June 2005 - 09:44 AM
Posted 14 June 2005 - 10:31 AM
Posted 14 June 2005 - 10:33 AM
Good points, all. I could always just drive it and add oil when I stop (it's not leaking THAT much) but that's probably not the smartest thing. Right now I'm leaning towards having the work done. If anyone else has anything to add, I'd be glad to hear it.
Regardless of mileage, if the timing belt has oil on it it should be changed. That price sound fair to me for the amount of labor involved. Besides, you are driving cross country on Thursday, how much choice do you really have?
Posted 14 June 2005 - 10:35 AM
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Posted 14 June 2005 - 12:16 PM
Posted 14 June 2005 - 12:25 PM
Posted 14 June 2005 - 01:16 PM
Here's a photo showing how the oil pump leak was pooling at the bottom of the timing belt cover and seeping out the tb cover gasket.
I had my t belt replaced at that time as has been suggested here.
Posted 14 June 2005 - 01:46 PM
Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:04 PM
In the States, the maintenance schedule calls for the t-belt to be replaced at 105,000 miles I believe.
Water pump should be good until next time.
Check all t-belt idlers and the tensioner. The tensioners sometimes fail as well.
I've had my crank and cam seals changed with every t-belt (on #4 now due to Canadian schedule of 60k miles and all the driving I do) and I have never had an oil leak from the engine. Knock wood. (97 OB)
One more thing, I hope this guy knows the proper torque for the crank pulley fastener. Many books misreport it. It's suppose to be up over 100 ft-lbs as I recall (120 I think).
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