Timing Belt Question
I have a 01 IS300 with what appears to be the OEM timing belt -- It has 120,000 miles on it, and it's scaring the **** out of me as I don't have the service records.
It's not making any sounds, and after popping the cover off and looking at it... it doesn't seem to be in HORRIBLE condition. No apparent cracks or apparent ware... only a brown film. I've heard back and forth answers... but not a single post about a timing belt breaking on an IS300?
My fear though, is that timing belts can break without warning, and I believe the previous owner treated this car rough and never changed the belts. The serpentine has a fair amount of cracks, and looks to be in rough shape... so if I'm going off that, I'm assuming the timing belt is on its way out.
In either case, I'm getting the water pump and belts replaced Saturday the 19th -- but want to know personal stories to put my mind at ease until then.
So... let me hear them! Good and bad!