Interesting. They could size the bearings correctly (but yes it is a cost versus service life battle), but I do like the that it is driving by the timing beltYes new water pump, the steel impeller type, removed plastic type. the pump is driven by timing belt so a must due to load on bearings, every 5 years or mi. trigger.
24V in a 164 is a big job also, not sure which I would say takes longer.
Yes tend to agree. Have seen quad cam belt on Mitsubishi GTO replaced and come back next day still running, not good. Belt skipped, due to incorrect tensioner set up. Most new belt skips are due to set up, (if you are unfortunate to have happen)have never seen a wrap failure that the real cause of skipping or such was not an old belt, tensioner or idler bearing problem.