Last post on Jan 28, 2013 at 5:57 PM
You are in the Toyota Sienna
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Toyota Sienna, Auto Repair, Van
#10 of 13 Re: Wheel Bearing [freind]
Jan 15, 2013 (5:51 pm)
While I've bought Gates or other nationally recognized brands for accessory drive belts where the risk is overall lower, I've always bought OEM timing belts.
Last time (long time ago), I think I went with Timken bearings. Again, nationally known, but I have no idea if they are better or worse than others. Sorry - cannot really help you here.
#11 of 13 Re: Wheel Bearing [fibber2]
Jan 22, 2013 (9:01 am)
Anyone knows about the NSK brand. I found a seller how told me that Toyota use NSK bearing.
#12 of 13 Re: Wheel Bearing [fibber2]
Jan 27, 2013 (1:32 pm)
I went to dealer enquiring about the timing belt change. They suggested just to change only the belt and 1 or 2 other thing.
When I was looking online to the buy the parts I saw mostly people are selling the complete kit, see ebay listing no. 180747911575. So is it recomemnded to change just the belt or the whole thing.
#13 of 13 Re: Wheel Bearing [freind]
Jan 28, 2013 (5:57 pm)
A question of great debate!
My opinion - a waterpump could last the life of the vehicle. The 2GR-FE engine and a number of others out there with timing chains have likely never had their water pumps changed. Now granted, these accessory belt driven pumps are probably easier to get to, and could be changed more readily if need be.
Other opinion - If the pump is driven by the timing belt, getting to it later requires major disassembly. So why not change it while you are there?
Personally, if it isn't leaking, I'd leave it alone. Statistically, I've won big time with this approach, but it isn't a sure thing.