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    Typically these get changed at about 100k or 10 years don't they? I think mine may still be the original belt with 62k on it (1996). How hard are they to change on these motors?

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    Not hard to change. Typically people do the cam seals, water pump, tensioners (if needed), and front crank seal when doing TB. I dont change them under 100k.
    Info here: http://www.miata.net/garage/timingbelt.html
    Last edited by metalman; 01-13-2009, 08:33 PM.
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      How about when the m.net'ers say that rubber still ages without use? I would have thought it may age but a hell of a lot slower.

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      • #4
        When I took mine off when the engine went, it looked just like the brand new one I bought to replace it. That was at ~90k miles.

        Originally posted by miata5620
        Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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        • #5
          Cool, not gonna do it for a while then!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MX5ATLanta.com View Post
            How about when the m.net'ers say that rubber still ages without use?
            It is possible for a belt to 'rot' from lack of use, especially in some climates. But on a locally driven Miata I dont worry about it. The only one I had break from lack of use had 150k miles on it.
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            • #7
              I Know im new and all but Ive changed mine four time and I can do the whole deal in about 3.5 hrsIf you need help just say Please.
              I make Stuff....shiny,Metal Stuff.

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