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What parts to use other than OEM? For Timing?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834129 posted 09/28/09 08:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
ok so i want to replace my timing components and oil pump. does anyone use anything but OEM with good results?

turbo tom said i can get a timing tensioner from "international auto parts" and be fine with it, that he a few others have ran with them and had no problems.

also would like to know if anyone used other oil pumps with success, my motor won't be over 350hp ever so, let me know guys, i want to order my parts and get the VR4 ready for import wars....

if not i will order all OEM,



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834146 posted 09/28/09 09:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Most OEM parts are your best bet. Check out Extremepsi, as they have some of the lowest prices on parts.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834147 posted 09/28/09 09:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've used Contitech timing belts with no issue to date. I don't know how you'd ever know for sure, but if you search around you can probably find different info on the internet with people saying "brand X is actually OEM". I have seen this first hand on components other than timing belts, anyways.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834160 posted 09/28/09 09:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Check with Hyundai, I bought my timing parts through them for a lot cheaper.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834247 posted 09/28/09 12:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I wouldnt use anything other than OEM for timing components except for the belt which there are some better ones but your looking at least $100



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834295 posted 09/28/09 02:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I would stay away from the continental. I know of at least 3 failures of their belts on 4g63 motors. All of which had 5k miles of less on them. I had them on 1 of my cars and pulled them off. The continental belt off my car with 6k miles on it looked in worse shape that the oem belt with 60k on it. It had cracking on almost all of the teeth.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834319 posted 09/28/09 02:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was told that Continetal makes the oem belts for Mitsu.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834425 posted 09/28/09 06:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Continental? You mean Contitech?

I had a Contitech belt for 40,000 miles spanning nine years. It held up pretty well.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834429 posted 09/28/09 06:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Im pretty sure it was Continental. I will double check though.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834432 posted 09/28/09 06:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
well i have a like new gates belt already, others on other forums mentioned partsdinosaur.com for tensioners and pulleys. the water pump and oil pump i guess will be OEM. just these parts alone is going to be around $400-$500. plus the price of a used motor and i am getting up there in price...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834434 posted 09/28/09 06:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Continental is the maker of Contitech.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834667 posted 09/29/09 10:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
well i don't plan on doing the oil pump and front case, but i will do the BSEK, i have read a lot and i don't think it will be an issue right now (126k)

i plan on getting OEM tensioner and pulleys and a topline water pump, new gaskets all around except for the Head Gasket. along with a full tune-up.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834686 posted 09/29/09 11:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 1457gvr4:

I was told that Continetal makes the oem belts for Mitsu.




That would be for BMW, I believe.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834689 posted 09/29/09 11:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
and VW, but could be Mitsu as well. I've also heard of Gates?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834719 posted 09/29/09 12:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Hertz:

Quoting 1457gvr4:

I was told that Continetal makes the oem belts for Mitsu.




That would be for BMW, I believe.




I know for sure they are the OEM supplier for Audi.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834763 posted 09/29/09 04:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My old Contitech belt is hanging up on the garage wall. Says made in Germany. Better than Taiwan I guess.



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Edited by turbowop (09/29/09 04:17 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 834764 posted 09/29/09 04:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
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