Good to hear. I just hit 210 k miles and having the radiator, water pump, thermostat, timing belt, and hoses replaced. Just replaced the entire throttle body also. A cool $3k. I enjoy this vehicle and want to keep it going.It actually worked well. Just began the 2nd 0.245 million miles!
This, when my wife got her 2014 ES350, it felt hollow (we've had no problems with it, just my perception), when I got my 2020 Avalon late last year, it has a even more hollow feeling. I'm comparing it to my prior cars (2009 Camry, 2004 4Runner and a 1998 Corolla).Funny. That is nothing on a vehicle built like a 100. They will last forever if treated correctly. New stuff is terrible. Way under built and most materials are now super cheap feeling.
Hummmmm that looks a super familiar. This is what mine looks like this morning. Are you changing the cam seal? I’ve not seen anything on doing that so far in all my research. Ordered from Cruiser Outfitters so I’ve got the part. Thoughts?Here’s this guy when purchased in 2012, we bought it to keep at a second home so it gets a lot of alone time. This fall I brought it home for TLC. I’m in the middle of its second timing belt, although the 1st that I have done myself. I’m replacing everything in sight...,hoses, heater T’s, radiator, and every component that can be replaced when doing this job (fan bracket, fan clutch ect.). I spent $1,200 in parts alone but it’s only costing me time and a good beer to get it done. Up next is a brake job and suspension upgrade. This thing has been bullet proof and super reliable so I’m trying to get it ready for the next decade.
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Hummmmm that looks a super familiar. This is what mine looks like this morning. Are you changing the cam seal? I’ve not seen anything on doing that so far in all my research. Ordered from Cruiser Outfitters so I’ve got the part. Thoughts?
Mines a 99 too. Let me know what you decide. I’m not getting any further until this afternoon.Debating that this morning, mine are dry but I’m right here now and can do them. The truck is a 99 and those are probably the original seals. These seals are probably the only parts I neglected to buy but a friend has a pair, so I’m leaning towards replacing them since I’m not in a hurry to get it back running. I’ll see what I can find to hold the cams while I break the nut free and get them replaced.