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Old 11-14-2007, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question stock timing belt or aftermarket belt ??

well I took my car in to mitsu today and the water pump is leaking pretty bad (at 37,000 miles) . There going to warranty it (yay). Since they will already have both belts off I am going to have them change all the belts too. Should I buy a new stock Timing belt or should I Go with a stronger aftermarket. Ive got cams and a bunch of mods and plan to do turbo upgrade in a year or so. What do you Guys think ???
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well I took my car in to mitsu today and the water pump is leaking pretty bad (at 37,000 miles) . There going to warranty it (yay). Since they will already have both belts off I am going to have them change all the belts too. Should I buy a new stock Timing belt or should I Go with a stronger aftermarket. Ive got cams and a bunch of mods and plan to do turbo upgrade in a year or so. What do you Guys think ???
They're honoring any warranty with ' a bunch of mods "? Or was it cause the failure had nothing to do with your mods?
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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They have warranteed a few things that most dealerships would have said no to. but I didnt take their excuses and I did my research. went back got there. Got mitsu north america involved and they then decided to warranty my car. i did this the first time when my brembo brakes got all messed up. and they havent asked questions since. drive shaft, 3 wings, brakes, now water pump. You just cant let them push you around. Plus i work at honda down the road and I pretty much know how things work at a dealership.

But back to the point. Stock timeing belt or after market?????????????
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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It's really a matter of preference. It's also a matter of preference when it comes to which brand of aftermarket timing and balance shaft belt.

If it was me, I'd do it just for the extra added insurance. It seems like the stock belt holds up pretty well, but I would want to make it that much harder to stretch one.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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What aftermarket is one of the best in everyones mind?

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Old 11-15-2007, 07:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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I want to do an after market but I also have to talke into consideration that some aftermarket timing belts are alot tighter and harder to put on. Mitsu is going to install for free cause the water pump is under warranty. So if it is too hard to put on the tech. might require more time. Which brand to buy???
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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If you have a timing belt tension tool (which the mitsu tech will) then any aftermarket Evo belt should go on as easily as stock.

I prefer Power Enterprises belts but most any of them made with kevlar will hold up pretty well. The biggest hurdle is spending the extra dough...they aren't cheap!
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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ok well that pretty much answers my question. power enterprise should work. as long as its kevlar it should work.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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PE also makes balance shaft and accessory drive belts if you wanted them all to match (they are blue)
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