Need to Service the Timing Chain of a 2004 Toyota Tundra?

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Old 01 Feb 2011, 07:24 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need to Service the Timing Chain of a 2004 Toyota Tundra?

Supposedly, at 90,000 miles Subject should be serviced. What experience
have owners had with that? Is it a simple matter to determine if it is
needed?
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Old 01 Feb 2011, 10:32 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Tue, 01 Feb 2011 17:24:56 -0800, "W. eWatson"
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> Supposedly, at 90,000 miles Subject should be serviced. What experience
> have owners had with that? Is it a simple matter to determine if it is
> needed?


There is no way to know if a timing chain or a timing belt is
almost ready to break, except to replace it and then inspect it. I
got stuck in Kingman, Arizona, staring at a motel wall for four
days, because a timing belt broke.


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Old 01 Feb 2011, 10:37 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On 2/1/2011 8:32 PM, Desertphile wrote:
> On Tue, 01 Feb 2011 17:24:56 -0800, "W. eWatson"
> <wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote:
>
>> Supposedly, at 90,000 miles Subject should be serviced. What experience
>> have owners had with that? Is it a simple matter to determine if it is
>> needed?

>
> There is no way to know if a timing chain or a timing belt is
> almost ready to break, except to replace it and then inspect it. I
> got stuck in Kingman, Arizona, staring at a motel wall for four
> days, because a timing belt broke.
>
>

Yep, I had one go out waiting for a light in heavy traffic. Didn't have
to wait four days though!
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 07:57 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Tue, 01 Feb 2011 20:37:13 -0800, "W. eWatson"
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>On 2/1/2011 8:32 PM, Desertphile wrote:
>> On Tue, 01 Feb 2011 17:24:56 -0800, "W. eWatson"
>> <wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Supposedly, at 90,000 miles Subject should be serviced. What experience
>>> have owners had with that? Is it a simple matter to determine if it is
>>> needed?

>>
>> There is no way to know if a timing chain or a timing belt is
>> almost ready to break, except to replace it and then inspect it. I
>> got stuck in Kingman, Arizona, staring at a motel wall for four
>> days, because a timing belt broke.
>>
>>

>Yep, I had one go out waiting for a light in heavy traffic. Didn't have
>to wait four days though!

Popped the belt on a Vauxhaul HC half way between Sydney and Halifax
a few years back. It was a rare bird, and well past it's "best by"
date, but thankfully the dealer in Sydney had one hanging on a nail in
the parts department, covered in 1/4 inch of dust - and fortuanately I
has the 2 inch long piece with the part number, because they had no
clue what the belt fit!!! Likely the only belt to fit it east of
Toronto. And thankfully it didn't wait 3 days, because the beast was
never sold in the USA, and that's where I was headed. Had it back on
the road in 2 hours after locating the belt and having a friend bring
it to me on the side of the road.
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 10:09 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need to Service the Timing Chain of a 2004 Toyota Tundra?

In article <pfnhk69e5b40v4qjebnf7h2a80uqq4ne14@4ax.com>, desertphile@invalid-address.net wrote:
>On Tue, 01 Feb 2011 17:24:56 -0800, "W. eWatson"
><wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote:
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>> Supposedly, at 90,000 miles Subject should be serviced. What experience
>> have owners had with that? Is it a simple matter to determine if it is
>> needed?

>
>There is no way to know if a timing chain or a timing belt is
>almost ready to break, except to replace it and then inspect it. I
>got stuck in Kingman, Arizona, staring at a motel wall for four
>days, because a timing belt broke.
>
>were you standing on a corner or however that dumbass song went?

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Old 03 Feb 2011, 09:20 am   #6 (permalink)
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On Thu, 03 Feb 2011 04:09:52 GMT, someone@some.domain
(someone@some.domain) wrote:

> In article <pfnhk69e5b40v4qjebnf7h2a80uqq4ne14@4ax.com>, desertphile@invalid-address.net wrote:
> >On Tue, 01 Feb 2011 17:24:56 -0800, "W. eWatson"
> ><wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Supposedly, at 90,000 miles Subject should be serviced. What experience
> >> have owners had with that? Is it a simple matter to determine if it is
> >> needed?

> >
> >There is no way to know if a timing chain or a timing belt is
> >almost ready to break, except to replace it and then inspect it. I
> >got stuck in Kingman, Arizona, staring at a motel wall for four
> >days, because a timing belt broke.


were you standing on a corner or however that dumbass song went?

Winslow Arizona? The last time I was standing on a corner in
Winslow Arizona it wasn't a girl (my lord) in a flat-bed Ford that
slowed down to stare at me: it was a leering trucker with a five-
day stubble.


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