Picked up a 93 J30 with 36,800 miles - timing belt question

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DJ Kontakt
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Picked up a 93 J30 with 36,800 miles - timing belt question

Postby DJ Kontakt » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:24 am

White / tan interior


Found it just 15 minutes away from home in Florida. The car is in fantastic shape. Always garaged and well maintained.

I am a little worried about the timing belt. It must have the original belt on it since it is such low mileage. Should I be worried about dry rot on the belt?

None of the rubber components under the hood have degraded but 26 years is a long time!


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Re: Picked up a 93 J30 with 36,800 miles - timing belt question

Postby fourdrinie » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:22 pm

the 93 came with a non-Kevlar belt.
if you have the time and/or money, and you truly want to keep this car running, please replace the timing belt, water pump and all the tensioners that go along with it.
Most often the struts are shot as well.
I would replace as much rubber as you can, i.e. tension rods under the front end
If the timing belt breaks while running, the engine is toast!

DJ Kontakt
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Re: Picked up a 93 J30 with 36,800 miles - timing belt question

Postby DJ Kontakt » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:27 pm

Thanks for the advice. I will look for a factory timing component kit and see how much itll all cost.


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