Yet another Timing Belt question 94 V6

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Old 19 Nov 2004, 12:31 pm   #1 (permalink)
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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 21 Nov 2004, 08:26 am   #2 (permalink)
Daniel M. Dreifus
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Default Re: Yet another Timing Belt question 94 V6

tomson@woh.rr.com (wingsnaprop) wrote in message news:<5c251d31.0411191031.582bec63@posting.google. com>...
> I'm building a mild custom Camry94 V6 to be my Daily Driver.


I'd change it all.
These are maintenance items and you'll know they're done.
Personally, I don't trust anyone else's work.
Had receipts from the prior Owner for dealer service on timing belt
and water pump, but when came time to replace them, the thermostat
jiggle valve was in the wrong position, even though there's an index
mark on the inlet neck, and the water pump was obscured with FIPG
sealant. The factory Toyota water pump does not require additional
sealant, except I put a tiny amount at the water by pass pipe seal.
Also, when you change the timing belt, change the oil seals -
camshaft, crankshaft and oil pump.
That's my vote.
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Old 08 Dec 2004, 04:11 pm   #3 (permalink)
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run the engine and see if its good. then a few thousand down the road
change all the seals behind the cover, water pump, and idler and
tensioner. but while its out REPLACE THE REAR MAIN SEAL

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Old 08 Dec 2004, 04:12 pm   #4 (permalink)
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dont bury the seal too deep or itll leak, also clean up the gasket surface
withemery cloth..good luck

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Old 09 Dec 2004, 11:35 am   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Yet another Timing Belt question 94 V6

Thank you guys!
the things We have decided to do to the engine while it's out - (
Some ar DUH.. items)

replace Spark plugs, Valve cover gaskets, Cam seals, Remove Oil pan and
clean it out - oil pan gasket, rear main seal, front crank seal, water
pump (just cause I'm worried it's a re-man), and only because it will
be off anyway , the belt.

All factory Toyota parts!

Sooo ... Anyone ever have a tensioner fail on one of these V-6's?

Thanks for your input ! I'll post pics this week of the motor-work.
Wingsnaprop

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