Timing Belt

Legnum in America

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1997 Mitsubishi Legnum VR4 COTY
I have ordered the parts to do the timing belt. Can anyone let me know if I am missing anything? Much appreciated.
MD338287 Timing Belt x 1
MD308593 Tensioner x 1
MD316826 Tensioner Pulley
MD179597 Idler Pulley
MD168055 Crankshaft Oil Seal x 1
ND372536 Camshaft Seal x 4
MD302010 Water Pump x 1
 

BCX

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Looks ok for parts. Just a typo on cam seal part number...

Other things to consider:
You'll need the tensioner tool (same as Evo or most Mitsubishi's). I've rigged something in the past, but the tool is much easier to work with.
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Getting the cam seals out can be a pain without damaging the cams. Taking the covers off will allow you to get to the cam caps. Chance to renew the gaskets.

Cam clamps are handy as the rear bank of cams want to snap away from the timing marks.
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Coolant compatible RTV, OEM pump doesn't have a gasket.

You'll need a vice or press to squeeze the tensioner back in if you don't get the tension right on the belt after measuring and need to put the pin back in.
 
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mezje

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You can also use any right angle snap ring pliers easy enough for the tensioner. It is important to follow the manual when tensioning - do not just send it if the pin doesn't spin freely.

Definitely get rocker cover gaskets and do them at the same time.
 

Baba Galant

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Galant VR4 twin turbo 1997
I have ordered the parts to do the timing belt. Can anyone let me know if I am missing anything? Much appreciated.
MD338287 Timing Belt x 1
MD308593 Tensioner x 1
MD316826 Tensioner Pulley
MD179597 Idler Pulley
MD168055 Crankshaft Oil Seal x 1
ND372536 Camshaft Seal x 4
MD302010 Water Pump x 1
Good call, doing mine about 50k ago buying individually was much cheaper than a kit.
 
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