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Who Here Can Do Timing Belts?


SargeRX8
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Hey guys,

Well after watching another guys video on engine noises, and from my original suspicion, the noise my car makes is a tensioner/bearing noise from the cam cover. Thus I need my belt, tensioners and bearings changed. Who here in Sydney can do it and how much do you want? Please PM me.

I can get the kit or if you can provide it and give me a total cost on parts plus labour + days the car will be out of action will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers guys.

Edit: Yes I have searched but no one ever seems to put a price they paid on anything. Thats what I'm after, what people actually payed not what someone told them on the phone.

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I'm actually looking forward to doing this for the first time (whenever that will be). But it SHOULD be just a day job. I got quoted $500 from a place that wasn't really a skyline centered place once. Probably would have ended up as more though. Maybe call around the recommended (in the nsw section, have a search) performance mechanics in syd and get some quotes. Might cost a little more but at least they'll know what they're doing.

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I don't have most of the tools(pullers, cam locker, timing light). Its also looks like a PITA to work in such a tight spot, even though I changed my clutch my self under my car haha.

Damnit now I'm considering it haha.

Galois, is that $500 including parts and labor?

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The spot isnt tight when the radiator comes out ;)

But yeah, if you dont have the tools, it would cost nearly as much to buy all the gear to do it as it would to have it done.

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http://meetdallasberry.com/files/GuideChanging-the-Timing-Belt-on-a-RB25DET-4.pdf

I think I'm gonna give this a go lol. Actually looks and reads alot easier than changing a clutch. Before I pull the old belt n shit off I'll ensure all the markings are in place so it can be ligned up properly. And any old pully puller will do!

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http://meetdallasber...a-RB25DET-4.pdf

I think I'm gonna give this a go lol. Actually looks and reads alot easier than changing a clutch. Before I pull the old belt n shit off I'll ensure all the markings are in place so it can be ligned up properly. And any old pully puller will do!

Yes I too get the impression this is an important step haha

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Yes I too get the impression this is an important step haha

It's actually THE MOST IMPORTANT step. Get it slightly wrong, and the car will run a bit rough, but get it seriously wrong and it can do major damage. Srsly. :D

I don't think the RB engines are an "interference" engine - someone can correct me on that - but some engines (like those in the later Holden Astras) are, and if a timing belt breaks, it's goodbye valves and pistons, and hello big repair bills and empty wallets.

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Parts:

http://www.kudosmotorsports.com/catalog/nissan-100000km-service-kit-water-pump-timing-belt-nissan-skyline-r33-gts25t-rb25det-p-558.html

$434 just the parts; and I'd assume roughly $600 for labour (takes a few hours to do, even rushing it). Don't expect too much change for $1k for the full job.

I've got the RB25 manual, and it has step by step instructions on doing it.. i just suck and can't follow them :P

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i got mine done at boost tech in fivedock for $690 for all parts and labour, new waer pump aswell

i'm friends with the owner but i rang up and got the quote beofre telling him who i was

so if you call them i'm sure you can have it done for under $700

you can look it up under "elite autos" in fivedock the owners name is Tony

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Yeah they are an interference motor

It's actually THE MOST IMPORTANT step. Get it slightly wrong, and the car will run a bit rough, but get it seriously wrong and it can do major damage. Srsly. :D

I don't think the RB engines are an "interference" engine - someone can correct me on that - but some engines (like those in the later Holden Astras) are, and if a timing belt breaks, it's goodbye valves and pistons, and hello big repair bills and empty wallets.

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It's actually THE MOST IMPORTANT step. Get it slightly wrong, and the car will run a bit rough, but get it seriously wrong and it can do major damage. Srsly. :D

Just to clarify, but you probably knew this, I was being sarcastic. What would you do if you managed to stuff that step? I remember reading about someone on here who'd done it and was rather lost.

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