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RevBillyG

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1st timing belt and tensioner question
« on: July 20, 2017, 03:33:47 PM »
OK,

I'm going to do the gates tckwp287b timing belt Kit but over on expedtionportal everyone screams about using the OEM tensioner.  Show of hands, who Didn't use OEM and has not had any issues? Just bought a montero last week with 209k and don't know if it has EVER been replaced so before I go driving it I feel its a must do.

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BG

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Re: 1st timing belt and tensioner question
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 04:19:29 PM »
I can't answer your question but if it's helpful I did find a Mitsubishi OEM NTN tensioner on ebay under $90.. took a bit of looking but it came in and was legit.   Getting ready to find a 2nd one as I think there's a 2nd timing belt change in my near future. 

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Re: 1st timing belt and tensioner question
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 04:40:56 PM »
I've done two non-oem tensioners and both failed prior to the 60K change interval.
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Re: 1st timing belt and tensioner question
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 08:42:41 PM »
well, that settles it. going to have to get a OEM tensioner ordered up.

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Re: 1st timing belt and tensioner question
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 10:22:58 PM »
Times 2 more non OEM tensioners on this end as well. Both non OEM tensioners failed, only lasted a year or two regardless of miles. Replaced with a authentic OEM tensioner and has ran like a champ since.

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Re: 1st timing belt and tensioner question
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2017, 09:37:25 AM »
just tough swallowing that cost..  But the alternative is far worse.

Thanks for the feedback.


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Re: 1st timing belt and tensioner question
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 12:48:28 PM »
Am I the only one that feels leery about them not listing it as an NTN product and the listing doesnt include a UPC? I feel a knock-off vibe here. We get pretty good prices through the dealer but i dont think they even get the thing for that cheap. Just my $.02 of observation. Has anyone run one and has it's worked?

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Re: 1st timing belt and tensioner question
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 01:09:12 PM »
thats what i was thinking too. Knock off.  If you scroll down it does say NTN OEM in the description but price is too good?

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Re: 1st timing belt and tensioner question
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2017, 01:30:53 PM »
I kind of wondered that too, but it is possible due to the quantity you purchase, maybe that's how they are able to sell so cheap. Or possibly dealerships shut down and people buy the stock at a way discounted price and resale?