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Tom Celica/ST165

Postby Tom_Celica » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:55 am

Northern Nevada and I just picked up a 1988 ST165. I came from the other side of Toyota with rock crawlers and Single over heads. I mainly joined up for info and my first question is where to find a gen1 mechanical timing tensioner and kit.
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Re: Tom Celica/ST165

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:03 pm

Welcome ! Those tensioners are really cheap and readily avail. May even still be able to grab it from Toyota ... but tough to say. I tried to get a radiator hose last week and that's discontinued .... :shrug: :roll: :bangshead: :pissed:
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Re: Tom Celica/ST165

Postby Tom_Celica » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:52 pm

88gt4DE wrote:Welcome ! Those tensioners are really cheap and readily avail. May even still be able to grab it from Toyota ... but tough to say. I tried to get a radiator hose last week and that's discontinued .... :shrug: :roll: :bangshead: :pissed:



where do you suggest I look? From a 3sge?
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Re: Tom Celica/ST165

Postby entrax » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:43 am

rockauto or toyota.

the 3sge tensioner is a spring type, not sure if the gen1 3sgte needs the hydraulic type or spring type
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Re: Tom Celica/ST165

Postby Tom_Celica » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:57 am

entrax wrote:rockauto or toyota.

the 3sge tensioner is a spring type, not sure if the gen1 3sgte needs the hydraulic type or spring type



Gen 1 3sgte is mechanical spring type not hydraulic
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Re: Tom Celica/ST165

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:53 pm

Tom_Celica wrote:
88gt4DE wrote:Welcome ! Those tensioners are really cheap and readily avail. May even still be able to grab it from Toyota ... but tough to say. I tried to get a radiator hose last week and that's discontinued .... :shrug: :roll: :bangshead: :pissed:



where do you suggest I look? From a 3sge?



Sorry , I don't get on here much anymore. I would try the dealer first and if still avail grab it. That this will take a beating so quality is very important. If dealer no longer has them then you kinda have to grab whats out there and hope for the best ... like all of us with discontinued stuff its trial and error and word of month between members to what works and what doesn't .... :smokes:
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