Hi Joe and all members of this Forum.
I’d like to enter the competition with the following.
I thought long and hard on what to request that would be benificial for all, being required doing fairly often, not quite clearly covered previously and something that would really need a specialist attention and something that you would not entrust doind to some shady local guarage and last but not the least, something that can be done by a man at home (tho maybe in this particular case the man should be a bit more experienced)
And here it is: timing belt change plus aux belt change (with changing pulleys, water pump etc)
My car in a dire need for this to be done as I have no previous history and by the looks of how the pulleys have a rusty patina - it’s not been done any time recently.
Hope to win
PS unlimited supply of beers guaranteed
Vadim, Basildon, Essex, UK
Mitsubishi GTO, 1991, n/a
Thank you for your entry to the competition. Your request meets the criteria so you will be added to the list. This is quite a big job and only just scrapes into the man at home type of job but I think it is possible.
This one gets my vote! I need to get this done myself and I know the parts are reasonably inexpensive but the labor can cost a thousand or more.
Welcome to the forum and thank you for your thoughts. I agree with you. This is a useful thing to be able to do. You haven’t completed your profile so I don’t know which country you are in but I guess that most places are now charging a fortune for what is 3-6 hours work depending on your experience and facilities.
Hi Joe. Sorry about not completing my profile, I missed that when I signed up for the forum. I’m Terry from the USA.
The other problem with taking my car to someone else for a timing belt is that nobody around where I live knows anything about these cars. I learned that decades ago and have been working, and learning, on my own since. It’s one of the reasons I find your videos so helpful and informative.
I was considering my entry to be the 60k/120k service so I’m glad this is on the list.
I’ll keep thinking of an alternative but I agree that there doesn’t seem to be a good video out there showing this service being done, especially with the engine still in the car.
The car is looking great. Nice, clean and stock as far as I can see.