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Too change or not to change...that is the question

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Tundraboy, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Sep 4, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    Tundraboy

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    I just bought my 2003 tundra V8 with 44k original miles...my question is, should I change the timing belt with such few miles because it is 15 years old, or leave it!?
     
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  2. Sep 4, 2018 at 11:59 AM
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    Blueknights75

    Blueknights75 WHITE is the FASTEST color!!!!!

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    Personally, I would change it. At least I would have peace of mind which is priceless to me.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2018 at 12:03 PM
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    Yep change it. If it goes out it will cost a whole lot more.
     
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  4. Sep 4, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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    Hold on, we need to know where that truck has been hiding! Amazing find!

    And yes, change both belts and water pump.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2018 at 3:14 PM
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    Found it 15 miles away from me in Northern California! Paid a premium for it, but loving every minute!
     
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  6. Sep 4, 2018 at 3:19 PM
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    Nice find! These low mileage 1st gens really hold their value.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2018 at 4:27 PM
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    Wow. Another low mileage 2003. Amazing. Not sure how much money you want to fork out after spending a premium on the rare low miler species. Timing belt and water pump combo (recommended) might be around $1100? Parts and labor at a shop.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2018 at 4:31 PM
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    Tundraboy

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    Yep $1k at local Toyota dealer...I’ll spend $400 on parts and coolant and do it my damn self! Haha
     
  9. Sep 4, 2018 at 4:34 PM
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    Take pics and post. This seems like one of those I’d pay the shop to do but thats me. Hope it goes good for ya.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    Nice find, now how about some pics..
     
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  11. Sep 4, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    0D2A66DA-9339-41F8-86B2-47808C47C4BB.jpg
     
  12. Sep 4, 2018 at 4:43 PM
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    She looks like she was hermetically sealed since 2003.
     
  13. Sep 4, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    It is in impeccable condition...only a couple of scratches that I couldn’t buff out...I’m very pleased; most likely keep the truck forever
     
  14. Sep 4, 2018 at 4:48 PM
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    That California weather is easy on things from what I hear. My 02’ is at 158k miles. Hearing they’ll go to 400k from some guys around here. For me thats another 18 years of driving.
     
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  15. Sep 4, 2018 at 4:50 PM
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    The guy I bought it from kept it in the garage all the time, only going on trips here and there...until he bought a new Tesla which was why he sold it
     
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  16. Sep 4, 2018 at 4:52 PM
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    There another guy here who scored a 2003? With something like 17k miles from California. Garage kept like yours. Amazing. Guy must be banking to afford a Tesla.
     
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  17. Sep 4, 2018 at 4:57 PM
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    Yep, retired banker
     
  18. Sep 4, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    So, do any of ya have a recommendation on a complete oem timing belt kit to buy...I’ve seen one or two on eBay for around $300
     
  19. Sep 4, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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  20. Sep 4, 2018 at 5:11 PM
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    Personally I would only recommend OEM parts for this job. @Roman
     
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  21. Sep 4, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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    Aisin is oem for toyota.
     
  22. Sep 4, 2018 at 5:14 PM
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    Welcome from CO. Yep, might as well get the timing belt out of way.
     
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  23. Sep 4, 2018 at 5:18 PM
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    Yep same stuff. Don’t want people blowing their money on dealer parts when you can get the same thing for much cheaper. That’s the stuff I have sitting in the garage for my Sequoia.
     
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  24. Sep 4, 2018 at 5:24 PM
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    Blueknights75 WHITE is the FASTEST color!!!!!

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    Learn something every day! Thank You!!
     
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  25. Sep 4, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    Blueknights75 WHITE is the FASTEST color!!!!!

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    Didn’t know that. Thank You!!
     
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  26. Sep 4, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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    Aisin makes all the 1st gen transmissions, gear boxes, engines, etc. A Japanese company. They shipped the parts to Canada and thats where they were assembled, then shipped to USA.
     
  27. Sep 4, 2018 at 5:49 PM
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    The Tesla isn't a big deal, anybody can buy one of those. The hyperbolic chamber he parked that Tundra in cost quite a bit though.

    Even has the color matched trim, such a nice find.
     
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    Wow that is one clean truck
     
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  29. Sep 5, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    Thanks everyone for all your comments and suggestions...I’m defintiely going to change out the t-belt and wp...only thing I wish I had now is a garage to keep it in!
     
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    Was that picture taken in Alameda?
     

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