Timing Belt Kit Questions

Cruecible Nov 5, 2014

  1. Cruecible

    Cruecible Titan Swapped / SAS'd

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    I'm finally going to pull the trigger on getting a timing belt kit. I've been looking at this one for a while: http://www.courtesyparts.com/nissan...rra-supercharged-p-450.html?cPath=532_22_523&

    The price has gone up from when I first started looking at it. I want to say it was around $289 but as since gone up to $316. I enjoy the convenience of buying the "kit", but it opens me up to my questions. Does anyone have a coupon code for Courtesy? Or, does anyone know of a place where all of this can be had for cheaper? Any money saved is a good thing, so any tips would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Cruecible

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    No one?
     
  3. TJTJ

    TJTJ Skid Plates Founding Member

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    I paid the full price you mentioned maybe a month ago?

    They may have added parts to the kit though iirc
     
  4. Cruecible

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    Thank TJ, that's what I was thinking too. Or, just as the first gens get older, cost for things will probably start going up
     
  5. AngelSpeedFreak

    AngelSpeedFreak Bought an X

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    Are you going to do the work yourself?
     
  6. TJTJ

    TJTJ Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Today actually, I will finish my coffee, and step out into the crisp 35º air and do the timing belt for the first time on my 2004 (Bought it used last year with ~ 60k on it...and, now, it has ~ 103k on it or so...).

    :tunes:
     
  7. AngelSpeedFreak

    AngelSpeedFreak Bought an X

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    Let us know how it goes. I'm not bad at mechanic work, but not very experianced so stuff like this usully scares me still. I guess I need to do it though.
     
  8. Ddoggy123

    Ddoggy123 Test Drive

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    Hey! Sorry to barge in lol, but please do post any tips or tricks that you come up.with on this project as I plan on taking this on myself in the near future and it would be greatly appreciated! Good luck and hope all goes smoothly!
     
  9. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Tip #1: order pizza the night before. Use the empty box as a map for where the timing cover screws go. There's bout 6 different ones
     
  10. Cruecible

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    Hahaha, that's actually a smart tip! I considered doing it myself, I know it's pretty challenging but I'd love to wrench on my own engine and learn how to do it. However, my local mechanic will do it for $200 and that is mighty tempting to just hand it to him. I'd be really nervous that I'd mess something up or forget something critical. If I had a TJTJ or Cyclemut around me, I'd pay in food and brew to get guidance in how to do it so I still get the satisfaction of doing it myself, but have an experienced watchful eye to shepherd me through it.
     
  11. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    let all of the air out of your front tires so you can reach stuff without standing on something, and have your puller for the crank pulley ready. I had to make an adapter for mine to work properly, the bolt was small enough that is went inside the recess of the crank bolt and would not press the pulley off. I had to weld up some washers in the form of a cone to fit over the bolt, and needed to use the press bolt from a pitman arm puller that is the same diameter but shorter, to clear the rad without pulling it.

    I also throw a drop cloth over the entire compartment so any tools or fasteners, or parts for that matter don,t fall and get lost in the motor compartment.

    And a pnumatic die grinder with scotch bright pads do a great job of cleaning up the surface for the new gasket on the water pump.
     
  12. TJTJ

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    LOL

    I used that cardboard trick a few weeks ago to stick the bolts through it and save which ones went where. A thicker corrugated cardboard is better than a pizza box though, as you don't want them falling out if you accidentally flip it, etc. I also sketch the area, so the holes are on a picture of where they go too.

    I do that because I might start a project, and not get back to it for weeks or months due to my whacky work schedule.


    :D
     
  13. Seymour Bush

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    How many miles on an 01 would justify changing the timing belt? I purchased mine from a dealer who bought it wholesale so he doesn't know the mechanical history of mine. Current mileage is 140K.
     
  14. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    If you don't know if the belt's been done, do it. It should be done at 100K, and there should be a tag on the upper radiator mount showing it's been done. We have an interference engine so if it breaks you can wind up with major issues.
     
  15. Seymour Bush

    Seymour Bush Test Drive

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    Thank you young Muadeep.
     

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