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2008 Toyota Camry Solara SE 2dr Coupe I4 Man (Natl)

2008 Toyota Camry Solara
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Compact
22 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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February 13, 2013, 5:41 pm

Lisa S
 

Question: Maintenance 150000 miles

Hi, I maintain my Toyota regularly but have questions about upcoming maintenance . I changed the timing belt at 85,000 miles, when should I replace it again . Do I have to replace the water pump again also? And I always use oe should I continue this or am I just wasting my money?
Thanks Lisa


March 25, 2013, 9:18 pm

Tyler O
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You should absolutely change the timing group by 160k to ensure long term reliability of these components.

Not changing the water pump is a bit silly, the labor crossover is significant. You'll mostly just be paying for the parts.

Then again if you plan on selling it soon, you can pass.


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March 26, 2013, 1:44 pm

Lisa S
 

Ok then, and thanks. I plan on keeping my car. For at least two more years. What about the original equip? Should I I bother with them or use generic?


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