[MR2] 1987 MKI advice
AWillis at lithia.com
Mon Jan 23 20:29:56 EST 2012
I think Jeff meant that the timing belt was an item that his mechanic
had once referred to the dealer, not the issue that is currently keeping
it from running. It wouldn't be a bad idea to confirm that's intact
now, just on principle.
Aaron Willis, Parts Dept. - Lithia Toyota Scion of Springfield, OR -
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From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of Kurt
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 5:16 PM
To: mr2 at mr2.com
Subject: Re: [MR2] 1987 MKI advice
On 1/22/2012 4:16 PM, Jeff Richter wrote:
>> He's also directed me to other places or even the dealership for
>> some things - don't remember the specifics off the top of my head,
>> might have been a cracked exhaust manifold, that he said he couldn't
>> do any cheaper than they could.
> It was the timing belt.
Glad someone checked the basics.
I've had timing belt issues after a car has sat for a while. But my '86
sat once for over a year without any issues. So who knows.
Generally I'll rotate the engine a fuzz on a car that hasn't run for a
while to take out any bends that may have set in the belt. Then start
it the next day and let it idle until hot.
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