[LCML] Early `84 22r -- Timing Chain Question
jeffzepp at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 13 20:41:46 CDT 2010
Mike Croutcher wrote:
>All I was trying to point out was if the first factory single row chain
>and tensioner and guides went, I was expecting him to say 200,000, in this case
>300,000. Then why not just go to Toyota and buy another set of stock factory
That's pretty much what I was trying to convey from my post.
>Sometimes original factory parts are the best. ;-)
Again I couldn't agree more. When it comes to paper gaskets and such, aftermarket is usually fine, but when it comes to stuff like the tensioners and guides for a 22R or 22RE, all my knowledgeable shop-owner friends splurge their customer's money on OEM Toyota.
>If you want it to go another 300,000 miles, use the same parts that were in it
>when the thing came off the assembly line.
Did I mention that my daughter's runner had over a half million miles on it?
>(My livelihood is from selling aftermarket performance parts. But If you ask me
>what part is best, I will only recommend the aftermarket part when the stock
>stuff will not work.
X2. One of the nice perks of being a TLCA member is discounts on OEM Toyota parts at dealerships all over the USA. We are working on getting a matrix for TLCA members on which dealerships offer what discounts, and we are working on getting this happening worldwide. In TLCA, just as this list, we are a passionate group, and buy a disproportionate amount of factory parts compared to the average dealer customer.
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