Hello all - I've been on the boards since 2006, learned a LOT in this time, watched the rise and fall of OLT, contributed a few bits of knoledge to the community along way the myself... and now I'm up against a repair that's finally driven me to ask for a bit of assistance.
I've been talking with another member on here named randal - who's made up one of the most comprehensive 1UZ-FE Timing Belt replacement tutorials on the net. His tut (as most are) is based on the 98+ VVT-i "interference" version of of this motor... but for the most part the basics hold tru across the model years.
This said, something is up with my 93 that isn't making sense - and rather than go get into it all here (again) - I live in Tampa FL, I have the entire front of the engine torn down, crank and cam gears off, tensioner removed and belt in hand - all I need is someone to go "put that there, do this, move that... ok, your timing is set" and that's it.
So, who has done this job, can help me set the timing correctly, and wants $100 (maybe more) for their time? I'll also supply the beers and food - and the work space is fairly comfortable to boot
Please PM me - after working in the evenings after the day thing or in between weekend yard work and *life* for nearly 2 months on this (and three separate tear downs to try it over each time.... Yeah - I'm FAAAST at it now!) - I'm giving up and asking for assistance.