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    Smile Toyota Estima Lucida Timing belt change

    Its been a year that we bought this minivan and were not sure if odometer is showing genuine mileage (problem with grey imports). To get peace of mind and be sure that it doesnt give up on me suddenly and hand over a heft overhaul bill. we opened it up for a timing belt change, which is a task in its own since the engine is mounted sideways under the front seats. It has turbo and an intercooler as well bringing in lot of piping going here and there.

    Started off by taking the seats out. Taking off the carpet and engine covers.


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    Default Engine top revealed

    I always wondered looking at the engine bay how one can adjust valve clearance on this thing and look around the internet to find a very good community of Estima Owners www.Estimaowners.com which is a UK based site having almost all info you need to maintain Estimas. There i found tutorials and threads explaining various maintenance procedures.

    We got to see the engine valve cover finally after 2 hours


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    Check the intake pipings bring air in and out of turbo, then the intercooler and finally the engine.
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    Default EGR and Throttle plate

    Diesels do not require a throttle plate for normal working but EGR(Exhaust Gas Recirculation) makes it necessary to have a throttle plate on intake along with TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). It was a little gunky because of EGR so we blanked it from both ends, Exhaust and Intake.

    The side of throttle plate exposed to exhaust gases?
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    Intake side was relatively clean

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    Default Air Temperature sensor in intake manifold

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    Default Timing cover off

    Finally the covers and belt were out after taking off the front shaft driving all the auxiliaries. This is an estima specific system due to placement of engine in middle.

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    It was not as bad as we expected it to be. Everything was clean and tidy. Piping, clippings, eletricals. Everything was in place neat and clean. Big relief after so much effort just to reach the timing belt


    Went to buy parts. We intended to change the following parts

    • Timing belt
    • Timing bearings
    • V belts
    • Front disc pads
    Timing belt was easily available, original from Toyota costed 2900. One of the timing bearings is again estima exclusive with a collar on sides to hold the belt in place. That one has to be ordered and delivery time was 7 days. So we had to out back the old ones which were not in a bad shape. I intend to open it up agian after 50k kms making al parts available before hand because of the bearings not being changed this time.

    V Belts were also a pain to find. But got them from a specialist belt vendor at Baboo Mohallah, Pindi.

    It was dark till the time we got back after parts purchase.
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    Default Cleaning

    Chota did the washing part while we were away. A can of WD-40 was all it took along with some kerosene oil


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    Default Putting in the new belt

    Timing Belt specs

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    Default Putting in the new belt

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    Great Going Boss ..
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    its nice to know that mechanics in PK can do a good job on imported cars..
    good work done..
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    After this i was too busy to take pictures. We did valve clearance adjustments, a coolant change, disc pads cahnge and V belt change.

    Next on list are cleaning the fins on condensor, radiator and intercooler. Have to take front bumper off for that.

    It is purring like a charm now after EGR blanking. Who cares about emissions anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLLDuDe786 View Post
    its nice to know that mechanics in PK can do a good job on imported cars..
    good work done..
    It was a job well done and you have to be half mechanic yourself to maintain these beauties Being on pakwheels and participating in technical threads make you learn so much that a mechanic with bad intentions cannot dodge you into bad repairs.

    Thank God our mechanic is a very well trusted one and he knows what he do and how to do it. He doesnt mind taking advices from us and giving them as well, which makes it very comfortable to work along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khanrocks View Post
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    I love threads like this. Thank you for posting it here.

    A few suggestions:

    This is a good time to inspect all the seals at the front of the engine and the water pump too, since any leak will cause much more trouble if not stopped.

    On some models, a new timing belt tensioner is recommended with a new belt.

    If maintained and driven with care, Lucida/Estima/Previa models are very durable vehicles, and it looks like you will enjoy this one for a long time!

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    We checked the seals and water pump as well. They were fine. We hunted a lot for bearings but they were not readily available. Now we will open it up after 50k kms and will arrange all parts before hand. For now its doing good and bearings were also in a tidy condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spectra View Post
    We checked the seals and water pump as well. They were fine. We hunted a lot for bearings but they were not readily available. Now we will open it up after 50k kms and will arrange all parts before hand. For now its doing good and bearings were also in a tidy condition.

    That sounds great. After all, you plan is to open it again in about 30k miles, and that is just a short drive around the block for these engines.

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    a very nice and thorough job Saqib bhai. its always a pleasure to see a technical post made by you.

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    where did u buy the engine parts from?
    has the avg improved
    Life is short and very unpredictable just like a Quarter mile .....

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    bohat allu ustaad!

    seriously it's so much fun watching your DIYs,.. and i'm sure having nashit around is a true blessing.
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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