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so taking advantage of nice weather I decided to change my timing belt,water pump,WP O-ring,thermostat,both TB puleys.TB tensioner,drive belt,flush my coolant.Took me 12hrs to do the job(did this first time)I was in no rush what so ever,today was a spare day just in case I won't finish.Job itself wasn't as bad as I was expecting it but there are some tricks and couple of tools that is a must.Few years back I bought a impact screwdriver (I think thats how its called)and it was very handy to take the screw from the little bracket to get the AC comp bolt out,also a good impact gun for a crankshaft puley is a time and nerve saver(my wasn't strong enough, I had to get better one from my buddy)
I took some pics so whenever I'll get some spare time I will post them...
 

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I got good mechanical abilities but no expierence in cars so I don't know how to score it...as a 12yrs old I worked on my 50cc moped myself taking the whole motor apart,splitting the cases, fixed the transmission and rode few hours later....never really worked on cars but very familiar with motorcycles...check my avatar:D
 

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What a coincidence, I started the same project today. It is pretty involved and I started at 10 am, took my time until I stopped at 6 pm. I got the water pump and belt in, but I'm missing one belt and I need an air filter, so I'll wait until I get the parts to finish it.

My impact gun couldn't break the crank bolt and had to resort to bumping the engine with a two foot breaker bar. Not something I wanted to do, but I removed the EFI relay and the one next to it and it worked.

I've done a few t-belts on different cars and this one was involved. A couple of days ago I changed the t-belt on my Hyundai (third time) and it takes me four hours. On that one I had to remove the engine mount as the t-belt surrounds it. I thought that was bad. The easiest I've done was a 93 Escort at 1.5 hours.

On the Tundra it is not a job for a novice and when you don't have the tools to do the job. My air tools saved my hands and back, but it still took a toll. I read the V6 is easier than the V8, so I'm glad I have the six.
 

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yep, a lot of parts needs to be removed...
 

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How many miles did you guys have on your trucks and how did the old timing belts look? Were they worn?,,Cracked? If so, are you the org. owners?
 

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If any of you guys need directions to my house, let me know..............LOL
 

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Very, very nice work! I don't think I will try it. I would like to know where did you get the new parts?
I got them from Volkstoy 99-07 Toyota Land Cruiser Tundra 2UZFE Timing Belt kit - Volkstoy Motorsports
as someone mentioned to me it is a quality seler,excellent communication,the kit does not include a TB tensioner and termostat but you may order it from him...I ordered monday and got my parts by thursday,also the GMB water pump looks more solid then the OEM one (plastic components vs metal)
How many miles did you guys have on your trucks and how did the old timing belts look? Were they worn?,,Cracked? If so, are you the org. owners?
My truck had a 122K and the belt looked ok,there was a lot of dust but belt itself was in good condition unlike the water pump which showed a lot of leaks....
 

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yep, a lot of parts needs to be removed...
whatever is on the pic +radiator +power steering pump+alternator +water pump and need to loosen a few bolts on the A/C compressor....
 

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With the V6 I had a bit more room to use the impact gun in for the crank bolt and did not remove the radiator, but all the rest, as nyskg mentioned, had to come off. I even had to remove the oil dip stick!!!

The truck has 170 K miles and the belt was original. I bought the car from the original owner and we work together. The belt was in good condition with no cracks or broken teeth. The water pump however was a different story. The picture nyskg posted above just had a small leak. On my truck the lower half of the timing area was caked with dried coolant. It took an hour to bust up the solid coolant and to wash the area down. I don't know how the crank position still worked with the muck surrounding it. The pump leaked the weeping hole and there was no gasket left, or it never had one to begin with. There was only a little black sealant to clean up.

I got my parts from advance auto parts and got the timing kit, pump, belt and both pulleys. The tensioner worked fine, so I didn't have to buy a new one. If I had looked a bit further, ebay had better deals for the kit and could have saved about $40.
 
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