|All the stuff in front of the timing belt|
- rounded off screw in ac compressor (need extractor),
- think I heard the tinkle of a nut falling into frame
- remembering reassembly process 30+ steps.)
|Removing the crankshaft pulley|
Belts, idlers, water pump installed. Oil changed. 3 days. Tested good. Yay!
I am impressed with the overbuilding in the Toyota engine. I am curious about the development cost of engines/drive train vs the rest of a automobile
- replacement screw for the rounded off screw (impatience) came out by fingers after drilling off the head, go figure
- Serpentine belt idler has a a squeak warming up for a couple minutes
- Waiting for new serpentine belt to come in, Amazon sent wrong one, reinstalled old one which looks OK.
- The specs call for the crankshaft pulley bolt to be torques to 225lbs!?! Why? It merely keeps the crank serpentine pulley on.
- After 24 hours I drove back to hardware store and miraculously there in the parking lot, my lost magnetic-screw-starter and a missing screw.
- I found the missing nut indeed in the frame using magnetic wand, this could have easily been avoided by stuffing rags in tactical positions
- I have checked and rechecked the crankshaft bolt, tugging on it for all I'm worth. Getting it off was easy, bumping the starter with a the bolt held by breaker bar, yet the web is full of stories of people trying to hold the pulley while yanking on the bolt to loosen.
- similarly researching CV replacement, many sites have step that include disassembly of caliper and rotor, when they can merely be swung out of the way....and on my water-pump replacement more than one site had the unnecessary step of removing ac compressor.
Relative to replacing water-pump, changing the oil was a pure joy, instead of a dreaded task! Funny how that works.