I have a 1994 3.1 litre Turbo diesel trooper that has reached the 120k miles
mark and needs a timing belt change. So I phoned up a couple garages and
most quoted Euro 300 or so. But one said that he would recommend changing
not only the belt but also the belt guides and belt tensioners or else they
would not give any guarantee with the work. But the extra tensioner and
guide replacement costs another 300 euros on top-total 600!
Has anybody ever bothered to replace the guide and tensioner or is it even
worthwhile for the price.
Thanks in advance for your help/advice
It sounds as if they are having a laugh at your expense. Most of the
cost of the job is labour to dismantle and reassemble. To increase the
total cost by 300Euro seems excessive, especially as the initial cost
of 600 sounds about near double what I paid two years ago.
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do it yourself...
Haynes manual or visit www.clubisuzu.wellington.net.nz and look at the
u-fix-it page, the 2.8 and 3.1 share most major block parts and the timing
belt change is essentially similiar, just check wih the dealer that the
tension is the same as with the 2.8
I changed my timing belt and the water pump at the same time total cost for
parts was around
$ 120.00 the Belt was only $ 40.00 American. Did it myself using the online
guide at www.autozone.com just signed up for the free access and printed
the info I needed for my vehicle. Aligned the arrows on the belt with the
arrow on the engine the procedure is outlined in the information @ AutoZone.
Hope this helps. I was able to borrow the tools needed from the autoparts
store with a small deposit to ensure I returned the tool. Puller for main
Good Luck you can save cash if you do it yourself just have a vehicle you
can use while you are working on your Isuzu. Should be able to do it over
the weekend taking your time to do it right.
there is only 1 belt tensioner, also known as "pusher", cost for the
part is $75 and the belt $70
standard dealer cost (Isuzu) is $360 which includes cost for belt and
labor, if the pusher also needs replacement, there is no cost for
labor, only the part
it takes only a few seconds to replace the pusher
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