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Service: Timing belt, water pump, other belts
Just spoke with my mechanic on Friday about doing the timing belt, etc. on my
'87 5KCSTQ. He quoted about $230. Here's part of the breakdown:
belt: "Continental OEM" ~$15
pump: "GRAF" ~$45
labor: 3 hours @ $30/hr
Just wanted to check the wisdom of the list on the belt and pump as far as
brand names and quality.
Is Continental the OEM mfr of the belt? Is there another brand which is
What about the pump? He had one on hand that I looked at. It was a new part
and apparently mfr'd in Germany based on the markings, etc. and instructions
in German & English.
Are there any other parts to be concerned about? The "tensioner" IS the
water pump, right?
Any help or suggestions are most appreciated. :-)>