timing belt

Yes, it has been a long time since I have been here. Not much to report other than a car that I fall in love with every time I drive it
(my 1990 245, 5 speed stick).
But I just did my first timing belt (just hit 200,000!). Very easy to do, really. Since it is a stick there was no need at all for the crank locking tool. I just put it in second (iirc) and used a pipe on a breaker bar. I had bought everything I needed, and replaced the idler pulley, and also replaced the cam seal. There had been a leak up there but I wasn't sure if it was the valve cover or the cam. I have about 250 miles on it since the belt change, and all is dry, so I am hoping it was the cam seal (yes, I checked the flame arrestor and it was fine).
About the last report I gave was when I replaced the air mass meter, and since then about all I have needed is a bit of coolant added to the reservoir and an oil change or two. What a great car! And 25+ mpg! __ __ Randy & \ \/ /alerie's \__/olvos '90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate "Shelby" & "Kate"
Add pictures here
‚úĖ
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.