Timing:


#1

when one does the timing, should one replace the tensioner, the tensioner stud and the idler? also the thermostat? in addition to the belts and the waterpump…


#2

Depends on the vehicle…

If it’s a car like the Honda where the waterpump is ruj off the timingbelt then it’s a good idea to change it every time…

I’ve always changed the tensioner every OTHER time…

Thermostat might be a good idea if it’s right there…The belts definetly since you have to remove them anyways.


#3

I also say it depends. Knowing what vehicle you are talking about makes a difference. If the timing belt change interval is around 60,000 miles, then I might change the tensioner every other time like the previous poster said. On the other hand if the change interval is about 90,000 or 105,000 miles, I would change the tensioner hardware every time.

I would change the water pump each time regardless of the miles. On some cars whose water pumps are not driven by the timing belt, I might still change it because of the general difficulty of getting to it.


#4

i did forget to mention…it’s a camry…i got it used from my brother-in-law…since its used, i’m not sure when the last timing was done…theres a sticker on the timing cover and it notes that it was done @ 60,000 but not sure if it was done @ 120 and it already had 150 and the other belts looks cracked…so i’m assuming it hasnt been done…