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  • avatar Stever@Edmunds 07/25/13 8:20 am PST

    Although you rarely read about them failing, most people swap water pumps out when they do the timing belt "since they're in there anyway." The labor cost should be minimal.

    Since a Rio belt change interval is relatively frequent, I'd be tempted to skip it at 60k and do it at 120k, but for a ten year old Rio, I'd just do it.

    Just as an aside, my guess is that the timing belt is overdue to be done on time (age will wear them out as well as use).

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  • Stever@Edmunds 07/25/13 8:20 am PST

    Although you rarely read about them failing, most people swap water pumps out when they do the timing belt "since they're in there anyway." The labor cost should be minimal.

    Since a Rio belt change interval is relatively frequent, I'd be tempted to skip it at 60k and do it at 120k, but for a ten year old Rio, I'd just do it.

    Just as an aside, my guess is that the timing belt is overdue to be done on time (age will wear them out as well as use).

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