Yet another Timing Belt question 94 V6

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Old 19 Nov 2004, 12:31 pm   #1 (permalink)
wingsnaprop
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Default Yet another Timing Belt question 94 V6

I'm building a mild custom Camry94 V6 to be my Daily Driver. the
Details of which can be seen here -
http://home.woh.rr.com/directoryww/Camry.html

OK I'm taking a poll

First the Scene set-up-

I'm replacing the 175000 mile blown-headGasket engine (1mzfe) with a
used engine that is supposed to have less than 70,000 miles. (but no
way to verify this, but the engine is clean ) The Timing Belt is LIKE
NEW .. smooth, supplle, no cracks.. and the Water Pump has obviously
been replaced because I see a little blue RTV sealer squished out of
the gasket.. the guy I got the engine from said he drove the Camry (
although it was slightly wrecked) for a few days and it ran great .

Now you know as much as me-

The Question - Replace Timing Belt / water-pump/ tensioners while the
engine is out and it's super -simple? or don't Replace it cause it
looks so good?

I'm not worried about the 250 bucks all the parts cost, but I don't
want to just throw money away either.

I am replacing- spark plugs- valve cover gaskets, cam oil seals.

What say you -

Yes - Do it while it's simple. it's your Daily driver and you need
the peace of mind.

No- don't bother if it's already been replaced and it looks good.
Besides the used engine could have a rod knocking . U won't know till
it's in the car.
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Old 19 Nov 2004, 12:55 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Its probaby new, wait.

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Old 20 Nov 2004, 11:00 am   #3 (permalink)
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tomson@woh.rr.com (wingsnaprop) wrote in message news:<5c251d31.0411191031.410649b2@posting.google. com>...
> I'm building a mild custom Camry94 V6 to be my Daily Driver. the
> Details of which can be seen here -
> http://home.woh.rr.com/directoryww/Camry.html
>
> OK I'm taking a poll
>
> First the Scene set-up-
>
> I'm replacing the 175000 mile blown-headGasket engine (1mzfe) with a
> used engine that is supposed to have less than 70,000 miles. (but no
> way to verify this, but the engine is clean ) The Timing Belt is LIKE
> NEW .. smooth, supplle, no cracks.. and the Water Pump has obviously
> been replaced because I see a little blue RTV sealer squished out of
> the gasket.. the guy I got the engine from said he drove the Camry (
> although it was slightly wrecked) for a few days and it ran great .
>
> Now you know as much as me-
>
> The Question - Replace Timing Belt / water-pump/ tensioners while the
> engine is out and it's super -simple? or don't Replace it cause it
> looks so good?
>
> I'm not worried about the 250 bucks all the parts cost, but I don't
> want to just throw money away either.
>
> I am replacing- spark plugs- valve cover gaskets, cam oil seals.
>
> What say you -
>
> ? Yes - Do it while it's simple. it's your Daily driver and you need
> the peace of mind.
>
> ? No- don't bother if it's already been replaced and it looks good.
> Besides the used engine could have a rod knocking . U won't know till
> it's in the car.



Why not just replace the belt but not the pump and tensioner
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Old 20 Nov 2004, 11:09 am   #4 (permalink)
Jason James
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"wingsnaprop" <tomson@woh.rr.com> wrote in message
news:5c251d31.0411191031.410649b2@posting.google.c om...
> I'm building a mild custom Camry94 V6 to be my Daily Driver. the
> Details of which can be seen here -
> http://home.woh.rr.com/directoryww/Camry.html
>
> OK I'm taking a poll
>
> First the Scene set-up-
>
> I'm replacing the 175000 mile blown-headGasket engine (1mzfe) with a
> used engine that is supposed to have less than 70,000 miles. (but no
> way to verify this, but the engine is clean ) The Timing Belt is LIKE
> NEW .. smooth, supplle, no cracks.. and the Water Pump has obviously
> been replaced because I see a little blue RTV sealer squished out of
> the gasket.. the guy I got the engine from said he drove the Camry (
> although it was slightly wrecked) for a few days and it ran great .
>
> Now you know as much as me-
>
> The Question - Replace Timing Belt / water-pump/ tensioners while the
> engine is out and it's super -simple? or don't Replace it cause it
> looks so good?
>
> I'm not worried about the 250 bucks all the parts cost, but I don't
> want to just throw money away either.
>
> I am replacing- spark plugs- valve cover gaskets, cam oil seals.
>
> What say you -
>
> . Yes - Do it while it's simple. it's your Daily driver and you need
> the peace of mind.
>
> . No- don't bother if it's already been replaced and it looks good.
> Besides the used engine could have a rod knocking . U won't know till
> it's in the car.


I would be happy to leave the WP in, as you have noted the sealing compound.

The timing belt is another matter. These are relatively cheap and because
these engines can suffer from oil-seal hardening which then leads to leaks
and shaft damage, I 'd do that job while you have the engine out.

Before doing anything tho,..drop the sump off and check for tell-tale metal
debris. All engines produce some minute speckles of bearing material,...but
a lot will indicate all is not well.

Jason


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