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OEM or AAP Timing Belt #4806312
07/05/18 09:00 PM
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Gebo Offline OP
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How do you feel about using a parts store timing belt vs a Toyota or Honda OEM timing belt?

Last edited by Gebo; 07/05/18 09:00 PM.

'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
'07 Lex GX470 60K
Amsoil in all engines, transmissions and differentials

Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: Gebo] #4806329
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I just did the timing belt, tensioner, and water pump on my interference engine civic and used an aisin kit with a mitsuboshi belt. I wouldn't have a problem using a Japanese or USA made belt from a parts store, but I wanted a Japanese made water pump and tensioner so I bought the kit.

Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: Gebo] #4806340
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The belt that you would get from a parts store is probably of decent quality. The things you need to watch for are the hard parts like water pumps, idlers, tensioners. These are things that are just as critical as the belt itself, and usually the parts that are of poor or questionable quality from the parts store.

For the vehicles I have had with timing belts I prefer to get the Aisin branded kit through rock auto. These usually come with OEM quality water pumps, tensioners, etc The last Aisin kit I got came with a Mitsuboshi timing belt and the bearings in the tensioner were the same brand as the factory parts, and the Aisin water pump in my case was the factory part.


2012 Regal GS Turbo PP 5w30
1994 Camaro Z28 LT1 355 CI, 430 RWHP PP 5W30
Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: Gebo] #4806342
07/05/18 09:22 PM
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another vote for the Aisin kit. You get the actual OE parts thumbsup

Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: Gebo] #4806375
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OEM!


Respectfully,

Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

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Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
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Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: Gebo] #4806415
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I had to get an OEM belt after this happened with the original TB:



Most of the parts I bought from the auto parts store were OE equiv (Koyo pulleys, Aisin WP) but the Gates TB didn't have the timing marks on the belt so I got OEM which has the lines so I can get everything redialed.

Last edited by Kibitoshin; 07/06/18 01:57 AM.

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Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: Gebo] #4806428
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Another vote for Aisin everything.

Rock Auto should have everything you need.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: dlundblad] #4806456
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Another vote for Aisin everything.

Rock Auto should have everything you need.


^ This!


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: Gebo] #4806576
07/06/18 07:51 AM
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I used a Gates belt. It was good. And it lasted for a long time before I sold the car. Honda Accord

Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: Gebo] #4806578
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Kibitoshin, Holy smoke! Was there much valve damage?


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
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Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: Gebo] #4806579
07/06/18 07:52 AM
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Timing belt is not something I would go cheap on.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (35k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: Gebo] #4806586
07/06/18 07:58 AM
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OEM!


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1990 Nissan 300zx - Castrol Edge Euro 0W-40
2004 Nissan Quest - Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40
2003 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD - Mobil 1 TDT 5w-40
Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: Gebo] #4806742
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OEM all the way

Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: Gebo] #4806747
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I opted for all OEM parts when I did the timing belt on my Accord last year.


2006 Ford Ranger Sport
1992 Honda Accord EX
2004 Honda CR-V LX
1994 Ford Bronco XLT (project)
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV (wife's)
Re: OEM or AAP Timing Belt [Re: Gebo] #4806761
07/06/18 11:11 AM
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OEM or OEM supplier like Aisin is the way to go, but I've used a Gates timing belt and component kit on a Subaru with no issues. This was before Gates started switching in Chinese tensioners and idlers. A timing belt is a timing belt in many cases and there was a Polish-made Goodyear Pd on an old Nissan my parents had. It worked just as well as the OEM Unitta that was there.

Supposedly Gates now has two levels - ones with the OEM-spec parts and without.

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