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UtahSleeper
10-19-2010, 05:05 PM
So, I am about to buy a timing kit for my 5s (water/belt, pulley's, etc) and it got me to thinking what different experiences people have with generic and OEM. I plan on buying the OEM goodies cause I don't want to have to repeat this job, but figure alot of people have gone the generic route since the price is normally signifgicantly different.

Sifu
10-19-2010, 07:20 PM
I've had issues with buying aftermarket parts from even AISIN. Waterpump gears had different toothed pulleys than OEM, etc. Go OEM whenever you can.

black_celicagti16
10-19-2010, 10:53 PM
I've never had problems with generic timing kits,but if you can afford OEM material why not?
Right now i have a Gates timing belt and aisin water pump!

Nitro_Alltrac
10-20-2010, 12:00 AM
When I had my belt done this summer, I used the Toyota belt but I bought an Aisin water pump. No problems with it.