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12-28-2004, 04:51 AM
There is a lot of oil leaking on the timing belt side of my engine(5sfe) and it is spilling all over the front left wheel. I have been puting this leak off for a few months, and now it is of course worse and now i must fix it.
I got a quote from a local shop-
timing belt- 35.15
water pump- 96.75
crankshaft seal- 8.35
cooland and disp<-? 20.00
oil pumpseal- 7.99
oil pump o ring- 12.52.
and labor- 4.5hrs

(188.07parts)+ 378.00(labor)=566.07 <-- : (

How long should it take to complete this job for an experienced mechaninc, 4.5 hours seem long for this kind of job??
Are all waterpumps aluminum, if not should i get the aluminum one or steel one? Which is better or last longer?

12-28-2004, 05:06 AM
sounds like a fair deal. u have to remove one of the motor mounts and work in a very hard to reach spot to get to all that stuff, so it does take some time.

get an oem pump if you can, and have them do the timing belt tensioner and thrmostat too.

12-28-2004, 06:48 AM
It is a valid quote.

12-28-2004, 03:27 PM
Sounds about right.

Like lagos said, the area they need to work in is a pain in the butt. very tight spot.

Also have them check out your oil pump. Mine was going out at around 160,000 miles and it cost me around 100 extra for them to rebuild it.

12-28-2004, 06:17 PM
I feel your pain with the oil leaking all over the wheel. I have an oil leak in the same area (I think it's the oil pan, though), and it's leaking all over the same wheel as your leak is. The wheel's getting all discolored :(

Anyhow, that quote is a good one. I believe they only make aluminum water pumps for our cars, to answer your question.

12-29-2004, 01:46 AM
Thanks for the tips. I will have them check the oil pump, timing belt tensioner and thermostat, i guess its a good idea since it will save me in the long run.