what timing belt kit should i buy

Asked by Nov 24, 2015 at 08:06 PM about the 2001 Lexus IS 300

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

197000.miles  i hear some noise in the ffont of the engine behind the front
cover. I let a friend listen to it he says the timing belt has slack in it

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I doubt you can hear any slack in the belt but at 197,000 miles you are way over due for a new belt. I would suggest a complete kit like this one --- http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lexus-IS300-GS300- Complete-Timing-Belt-Water-Pump-Kit-/180682670474? fits=Make%3ALexus%7CModel%3AIS300&hash=item2a1186c18a: g:fFkAAOSwU9xURYvT&vxp=mtr

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Hiya FoR. I agree, greg, if it has never been changed you are on way borrowed time.

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The good news it's a non-interference engine

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That has to be rare in a twin cam engine.

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I was surprised too. But multiple sources all agree

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I personally would NOT buy ANY important engine parts on E-bay. I would either buy Lexus dealer parts or get them from a well known parts store such as NAPA, O'Reillys etc. If an important critical engine part fails and you bought it on E-Bay, you will be stuck with any and all costs related to the failure. Just saying.....

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