you got almost everything.. get the timing kit as it will have new tensioner.All,
I just passed 81K on the odo after having bought this truck about a week ago. I am sifting through pages and pages of info these awesome forums provide (up to page 79 on the DIY forum) and am under the impression that the timing belt in this thing is gonna need to be replaced around 100k or so.
The problem is that I am not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination (If I was able to see the repair being done and participate in it I could repeat it again from memory without a problem). But the problem lies in replacing something like this (or the KS mod as I have also read).
Besides the belt itself, are there any other parts that you would want to replace while having this done? (I have already read this is a good time to repl the water pump, belts and pullies) I am trying to compile a list of parts and then try to find a shop locally that could do the work.
Would love to DIY this but just have to face reality that I have neither the resources, nor the understanding to pull this off.
Apologies for the wordy post.
dont for get the thermostat. i would replace all hose clamps with real ones to prevent leaks and if you are doing timing belt, i would recommend cap rotor plugs maybe wires pcv valve.
and its been about 10 years since i had to do a timing belt, and with the pictures and write ups around here, its really an easy job.