[V8] FW: Re: timing belt at 59K and 2k more?

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 14:30:04 PDT 2008

The original timing belt in my 5spd went about 84k miles before it broke. 

I have seen the invoice for it, but can't find it at the moment to tell the
date of the repair.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Woodbury [mailto:rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 4:37 PM
> FWIW, the mechanic has just changed the timing belt and all 
> that stuff on my "new" 90 V8.  The car has 62,000 miles 
> original, and the timing belt was original, hence 62,000 
> miles and 18...that's EIGHTEEN years old.
> Upon original inspection, we found the timing belt to be a 
> tad on the spongy side, but showing no overt sign that it was 
> ready to come apart.  The thinking was that it would probably 
> go another five to ten thousand miles without problem.  I 
> think it is pretty safe to say that the 3.6 engine will go to 
> 65 or even 75000 miles without a timing belt break.  
> But I wouldn't do it. 
> So, it seems to be that five years and 59,000 miles, needing 
> or wanting another 2 thousand out of it is pretty safe.
> Roger

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