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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:53 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-95-Geo-Metro-Sprint-1-0-G10-Timing-Belt-Water-Pump_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33625QQihZ016QQitemZ260220515732

anyone on here bought this kit and used it before? I have a `94 metro G10 with 158,000k miles (154,000k when i got it)....I have a suspicious feeling that the timing belt has never been changed....a friend of mine told me to go ahead and change the water pump to while im at it.....i priced the kit at my local parts shops and its around $40 for the belt $40 for the tentionor & $70 for the waterpump.............this ebay deal is $73.95 for all three plus $17 shipping.....sounds great to me but im worried alittle about the quality!!! should i go with my local stuff?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:23 pm 
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I have bought and sold stuff on E-Bay myself. What I look at when I buy stuff is this info:

Meet the seller
Seller: performancepart 897 Feedback score is 500 to 999)
Member is a PowerSeller
About Me Feedback: 100 % Positive
Member: since Dec-12-07 in United States

He has 100% feedback on 897 sales.

That is what I base my purchases on E-Bay on....... I think his shipping is a little high .....


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I looked on Rock Autos web site and I found the parts Timing Belt. Water Pump and the Timing Tensioner Pulley for about 62.08 plus shipping .... If you use discount code
1118529975465 , They will knock 5% off the purchase price of the parts.

Myself, I would go with Rock Auto dot Com ....................

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:39 pm 
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dale50000 wrote:
I have bought and sold stuff on E-Bay myself. What I look at when I buy stuff is this info:

Meet the seller
Seller: performancepart 897 Feedback score is 500 to 999)
Member is a PowerSeller
About Me Feedback: 100 % Positive
Member: since Dec-12-07 in United States

He has 100% feedback on 897 sales.

That is what I base my purchases on E-Bay on....... I think his shipping is a little high .....


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I looked on Rock Autos web site and I found the parts Timing Belt. Water Pump and the Timing Tensioner Pulley for about 62.08 plus shipping .... If you use discount code
1118529975465 , They will knock 5% off the purchase price of the parts.

Myself, I would go with Rock Auto dot Com ....................


Thanks Dale....that helps me out (im kinda novice when it comes to ebay) and thanks for suggesting rockauto, im checking it out right now.

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1994 Geo Metro:
1.0L I3 TBI
5 speed
4 door hatchback
173k miles

MODS:
3 TECH 350/218 Performace Cam
3 TECH +10 Advance Timing Gear
TBI Bridge mod
RTR PERFORMANCE 9.5mm Firebraid Wireset

FUTURE MODS TO COME!!!!!!!!!!
365/222 3 TECH Performance Cam
3 TECH Head Package w/Stainless Valves
Z34 5 speed's TURBO SETUP!!!!
MY REBUILD THREAD


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:49 pm 
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Get used to ebay's shipping. It's all about overcharging for shipping now.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:21 pm 
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kaboler wrote:
Get used to ebay's shipping. It's all about overcharging for shipping now.



I know, since e-bay raised the prices when you list items for sale, the higher % when you sell it and the increased Pay-Pay % for accepting Credit Cards, etc, the sellers make it up on the shipping costs...

If folks shop @ Rock Auto and use this discount code, 1118529975465 , you will get 5% off the price of the parts.... This discount code expires on November 9, 2008 .......

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:34 pm 
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hey dale,

while you're in there i suggest that you r&r the cam and front main seals.

i'm generally an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" kind of guy, but i've been beaten into submission by doing the timing belt twice by having a seal start to puke oil 100 miles after i did the water pump, belt, and tensioner.

the seals are only a couple of bucks more and replacing the seals only takes a few additional minutes while you're skinnin' knuckles the first time. :lol:

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