How much did it cost you btw?Under normal driving conditions 90K or 72 months. This is for the 4.7. , It looks like the new 4.6 has a chain. I went about 115K before doing mine, just kept putting it off. Might as well do the water pump, tensioners and pulleys while it is torn down. I went ahead and let the dealership do mine, good thing I let them do it because the new waterpump they put in leaked after a few days. That would have been a ***** if I would have had to take everything back off!
Potentially yes, and catastrophically.if the belt breaks will it damage the engine?
I suggest purchasing the timing belt kit from eBay vendor volkstoy ($238). It has the water pump and it is highly recommended that you replace it since you have the whole front of the engine off already.I have 179k and the belt was last done at about 60k. I guess i should prob do it. Any idea what I should expect pricewise from a local shop, no toyota dealer within an hour of where I live.