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Timing Belt anguish 2001 classic - happy ending 3 years 2 months ago #82482

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Concern was growing regarding the timing belt on My 2001 Classic. The car is over 15 years old, getting close to 100,000ks and goes great, no oil leaks (cracked dash, horn relocated on dash and rear shocks only probs thus far) but with this model if the timing belt breaks while driving it's goodbye valves.
I was having trouble finding a mechanic to attempt it and was hearing horror stories about cost blow outs and unforseen problems in doing the job, the YouTube videos on replacing the belt depressed Me further. Through this site (and Ray Joyce) I contacted A & J Automotive at Blacktown (quite a trek from Narrabeen but I love My cruiser) and spoke to Avi - instant confidence, He knew the job very well, I booked it in.
The job took a few days, They did major work in there, Avi showed Me the parts They replaced - the timing belt was not so bad, the water pump was a different story OMG! (real caught in the nick of time stuff). All done (pulleys too) total cost $1500 with a minor service, car is like new - I'm stoked.
Big Thank You to All here, Ray Joyce and A & J Automotive - Avi said My cruiser is good for another 100,000ks - hallelujah
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Timing Belt anguish 2001 classic - happy ending 3 years 2 months ago #82483

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Many thanks for taking the time in poping on to share and express your satisfaction with the A&J Automotive repairers.
It goes along way with helping others if a good result is forwarded. I'm sure our Club President will pass on your compliments to these guys at A&J Automotive (whom he knows).
Many thanks for your emails as well Garry.
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Timing Belt anguish 2001 classic - happy ending 3 years 2 months ago #82490

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Great to hear!
Yes, I now use A&J... They are great guys and do a great job!
Thankfully for me they're only 5mins up the road haha ;) and I can grab the bus home
Dean & Mitch
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