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introduction | timing belt

Postby elio.pais » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:08 pm

hi all, i'm from Mozambique, i bought an Altezza SXE10 (FAT) recently, imported from Japan.

i would like to now if there is a way of knowing if the timing belt has been changed. i bought the car with 126,000km

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Re: introduction | timing belt

Postby poTTa » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:23 pm

First and easiest thing to do is to look in the Maintenance manual if your car has one.
Then look around the engine for a sticker which says when the last timing belt was changed. This sticker is grey and is about 2 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. This sticker comes with an OEM timing belt and is supposed to be stuck in the engine bay as a reminder.
Even so, get a professional mechanic to take off the plastic cover on the head and to inspect the state of your current timing belt.
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Re: introduction | timing belt

Postby elio.pais » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:43 pm

I have seen the sticker but I can't see the writing. Please find the picture of the sticker attached.

Thanks for you help
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Re: introduction | timing belt

Postby poTTa » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:28 pm

I can't make them out either...
It looks like the date is 03/03/31 - March 31st, 2003 but that's my interpretation. If that's the case then that was 10 years ago and my personal opinion would be to change the timing gear - belt, two pulleys, water pump and hydraulic tensioner pulley. The crank and both cam seals are usually changed at this time and thus an oil and oil filter change is also done. The thermostat and gasket are also checked for any defects. You should also change your engine coolant if it is dirty.
Your mechanic should tell you exactly what is required to do all of this work.
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Re: introduction | timing belt

Postby poTTa » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:35 pm

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Re: introduction | timing belt

Postby sxe-bear » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:36 pm

Welcome along

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Re: introduction | timing belt

Postby SilTezza » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:29 pm

welcome

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Re: introduction | timing belt

Postby wullie_trd » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:52 pm

Welcome to tezzaworld

The best way of knowing if the timing belt has been changed is ......... Change the timing belt.
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