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Its just as i thought .... The belt is missing teeth around the crankshaft, i got the crank indicator at the 5 oclock position but m still worried about the cams
Watch out with the water pump. If its mating surface isn't identical to the OEM it can cause leaks. I've seen many reports about when going with a pump other than OEM. Not saying the AC Delco is a no go but do your research and compareFigured this is as good a place as any to ask, trying to get my timing belt ASAP which means trying to reduce the cost. I don't want to cheap out by any means, but this aftermarket set seems to be a great price by a reliable brand. Anyone have any thoughts / remarks on this replacement set in particular?
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Good to know, thanks. The Gates brand replacement kit has significantly more positive reviews describinga perfect fit for the water pump... barely $12 more so I’ll likely go that route.Watch out with the water pump. If its mating surface isn't identical to the OEM it can cause leaks. I've seen many reports about when going with a pump other than OEM. Not saying the AC Delco is a no go but do your research and compare
Thank you SMJ, very helpful. That’s interesting that the camshaft seals leak more often, I wonder why that is.Only place I now to get a new crank sprocket is from the dealer and it'll probably run you about $60; it's part # 13021-0W000. They can be stubborn to get off. Sometimes I can spray a little "rust buster" around the center of the sprocket and let it sit, tap it will a small hammer (alternating sides) and then grab it and pull while rocking it side to side and they'll come off. If that doesn't work, I'll take a propane torch and heat the sprocket a little (not too much, because I don't want to get it too hot and damage the seal in case I can't get it off) and use Channel-lock pliers to rock/pull it off, being careful not to damage the teeth.
In my experience, the cam seals are more likely to leak than the front crank seal, so while it would a good thing to replace the crank seal, you could take a chance and let it go.
I wish the timing belt kits included the coolant bypass hose! Changed my timing belt last year but I didn't know about the bypass hose. I just discovered a leak around that area, it looks like I have to remove a few things to reach it, it would've been a lot easier to do with the timing belt.One thing I recommend replacing is you are going to do the seals is the coolant bypass hose, but make sure you get the hose from Nissan because it fits better than the aftermarket options.