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momo168
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momo168 Sep 23, 4:52am - #282715 
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Timing Belt

Hey, got a question for you guys, should i replace my timing belt at 100000KM? or later, what's the best time to replace it.. 2000 GTS
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DiabloGTS Sep 23, 4:53am - #282716 

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Celica's have a timing chain.

100,000miles (160,934km) is usually the standard change point.

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momo168
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momo168 Sep 23, 5:08am - #282717 
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so it's not nesaccery to change it at 100,000KM ?
well.. you know how ppl usually change their timing belt at 100,000KM
hehehhe...
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DSGB4LYF23 Sep 23, 8:17pm - #282718 

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what would that cost or is it a do it yourself project?
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AZZKIKR Sep 23, 8:47pm - #282719 

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The Timing CHAIN on our cars is not a DIY change...its a dealer thing...and if you beat the hell out of your car then yeah, 100,000 km may be a good point...I may change mine out at that time...and yes, most people change their timing belts out at 100,000 km (60,000 miles)
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CroCeli Sep 24, 12:19am - #282720 

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whats a timing belt do?
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Liping Sep 24, 12:26am - #282721 
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usually timing chain can last about 70k miles ~ 15k miles. If you plan to keep the car till 200k miles, it is a good idea to change it at 100k miles.

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momo168 Sep 24, 1:17am - #282722 
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sure thing, has anybody done that job by dealer ? and how much did it cost? 300-400 US?
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shoulin Sep 24, 6:34am - #282723 

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Originally Posted by Liping
usually timing chain can last about 70k miles ~ 15k miles. If you plan to keep the car till 200k miles, it is a good idea to change it at 100k miles.

Liping



...yeah, you just made a whole bunch of things in my head get confused... did you mean 70k - 150k?
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Tru_gts Sep 25, 3:21am - #282724 
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im changing mines at 70,000 because i dont trust what the dealer ship says.

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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 25, 12:17pm - #282725 
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Timing chains in Celica's are expensive. You are supposed to change the 3 sprockets (one controls the VVTi), the chain guide & the chain it self. The parts are crazy money. The risk is if the chain slips or breaks, your valves will most likely come in contact with your pistons & ruin your motor. Personally I think you could easlily get 150,000 miles on a chain. Also, considering the cost of the chain & labour; I think your better to drive it until your motor self destructs & then put in a used motor.
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