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Submitted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 20:41
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just got some prices for parts for my 80 series hd/t motor water pump, thermostat & timeing belt kit about $300.00 against $480.00 genuine toyota [the water pump is original 300,000 and still looks ok] QUESTION [1]is it worth fitting after market, [2] would you change the pump. reason is you have to remove the timeing belt and tensioner to get at the water pump thanks mal b
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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 20:49

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 20:49
if it aint broke why fix it?
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 21:10

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 21:10
Hi Mal B

It's a job I would rather do in my shed than on the side of the road and thats assuming you have the tools, parts and know how. Also if your water pump bearing packs up and allows the seal to dump your coolant you could be up for a lot more than a new water pump. As far as genuine verses after market from personal experience I would always go genuine with the water pump. Just my experience.

Cheers Pop
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Reply By: Graham & Lynne - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 21:16

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 21:16
Mal B
I dont think you have to remove water pump to do t/belt.Well I didnt today on a 1hz
Thanks Graham
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 21:48

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 21:48
You don't, but you have to remove the timing belt to do the water pump. In fact you have to remove the cam gear and backing plate as well. Well I did when I did my water pump

Cheers Pop
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 22:06

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 22:06
Roothy The bearded one swears by their stuff.
I am using their filters in my 1HD FTE and they seem OK
Are half the price of Toyota genuine if you buy 6 at a time
Also bought a set of belts.


Cheers
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 22:20

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 22:20
While I haven't used their gear myself they seem to have a reasonably good reputation, thats to say I haven,t heard of anyone having dramas. The aftermarket waterpump I tried and that failed wasn,t one of theirs.As far as Roothy goes I love watching his DVD's but you don,t think his recommendations could just possibly have anything to do with sponsorship???? Hmmmmmmmmm

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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 06:52

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 06:52
Roothy plugs anything/anyone that does things for free .... it's called "contra".
I would not have much faith in his recommendations.
Jack
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Follow Up By: Krakka - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 06:24

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 06:24
Jack, I sort of agree, but with all the publicity about Terrain Tamer parts, if they weren't up to scratch I think we would have heard loud and clear by now. I have bought wheel bearings for my 100s from them. $55 per corner compared to $120 for genuine but haven't used them yet.

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Reply By: pf11 - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 22:23

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 22:23
For critical parts such as the Water Pump, I don't think I would be compromising. If the non genuine part fails the result will certainly be far more expensive than the few dollars saved on the purchase price. Not to mention the inconvenience of having the truck off the road for a second time. I personally always use genuine seals, belts, and pumps. Had a bad experience with a cheap after market viscous fan hub, turned out that I needed to buy a genuine hub at $395.00. So when you add that amount to the amount I out laid for the non genuine hub, it all came to a total of $600.00. I should have just gone with the genuine hub in the first place.

Cheers: Phil
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 23:46

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 23:46
Like Phil above, I think the extra money is $180 well spent. and yes, I'd change the water pump/timing belt and bearing all at the same time. Cheap insurance. Aftermarket can be hit and miss on these critical parts. But for water pump, timing belt and bearing, I'd always buy genuine.

I've bought a fair bit of Terrain Tamer stuff over the years. As far as aftermarket parts go, a lot of their stuff is good quality at a very good price.

TT belts are made by Gates (good). Their hoses are Mackay (good). Their air/fuel; and oil filters look OK to my eyeball assessment. Their coil springs are Aussie made. Their power steering kit (Karson) was crap. Radiator cap was crap.

As far as Roothy goes, he has to support his magazines sponsors. But I really enjoy watching Alan and his sledge hammer on the DVD!
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Follow Up By: Member - Kroozer (WA) - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 00:05

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 00:05
I'll second that sledge hammer. Love Alan and Roothy. I use Dayco timing belts on my 1HZ and they have always been perfect still when time to change. But i agree with parts that play such large and critical roles, go with a trusted brand. Never heard of Genuine Toyota parts failing, but its your call.
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Reply By: Drew - Karratha - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 16:11

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 16:11
Yes - I would change the waterpump (mine looked like new but developed a small pin hole in it).. Yes, I would also buy Terrain Tamer gear - I have been using them (water pump included) on my 80 series for about the last 5 years and havent had a drama with any of the gear, and the prices have always been reasonable. I would also change the thermostat and housing / radiator hoses etc at the same time.
Drew
ps - no association with Terrain Tamer
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Reply By: Member - Mal B - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 19:51

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 19:51
thanks all looks like genuine pump and thermostat may try there timeing belt kit thanks mal b
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