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Hello,

Thinking of buying an MR2. Just wondered what the interval on the timing belt replacement is. Should the water pump be replaced at the same time?

Anything else?

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According to the manual, if the car is operated in "severe conditions", the interval is 60k miles for the timing belt. They don't specify a replacement interval for "normal" operation.

The 4AGE engine is non-interference, assuming you have stock cams and valves, and the head and deck have not been machined down. So if you break a timing belt, you get stuck, but don't destroy your engine.

If you don't have evidence that a quality timing belt replacement was done, I would replace it as soon as I bought the car.

And yes, it is an excellent idea to replace the water pump and the timing belt tensioner at the same time with QUALITY parts. Not ebay junk.

Good luck
Mike M.
 
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