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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Question: What Mileage Chage Timing Belt, and Wate Pump and do a Tune up.

 

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susiem, Haddon Township, NJ, May 21, 2009, 06:32
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At what Mileage do I do a Tune Up, and what mileage do I change the Timing Belt, and Water Pump?

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    fernando May 21, 2009, 08:50
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    The Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement are recommended at the 60,000 Mile Service (96,000 Km.) or 48 Months, whichever comes first.
    Learn more about this Tune Up:
    http://repairpal.com/60000-mile-service

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 21, 2009, 21:18
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    The 3.0L engine in your Mitsubishi is an interference fit engine meaning it will do serious internal engine damage if the timing belt fails. Mitsubishi recommend changing the belt every 60,000 miles. Straight forward timing belt replacement is about 3.4 hours. to replace the water pump, cam shaft oil seals, crankshaft oil seal and tensioners would take an additional 1.1 to 1.3 hours.

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    Visitor, September 19, 2010, 07:44

    listen to them i'm trying to fix the "Serious internal engine damage" (understatement) from when my timing belt broke. Change it every 60,000 miles. All my valves are bent and I think my pistons may be cracked also

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