Zero time out pump, belt, tensioner, seals, pulley bearings, hoses and whatever on front of engine when you get a new to you but 25-30 year old 164. Your pictures looked like some oil leakage.
I was wondering about the proper plug to use, as the plug cited in the manual are $15 a piece. :surprise:Am also going to change the spark plugs, almost 55 miles on them, and have a full gasket set so have the o-ring seal and cam cover gaskets to hand. Planning to go for NGK BKR6EIX (6418) iridium plugs, as priced about the same as platinum equivalents so why not go for the more resilient kind? Anyone tried them?
A compression check is cheaper and will let you know if there is any valve leak - something a visual may not.I was wondering about the proper plug to use, as the plug cited in the manual are $15 a piece. :surprise:
Installed were Denso plugs. I was a bit surprised, but it ran like a champ until the belt issue cam up.
I still need to use the borescope and check for any intimacy between the piston and the valves.
HorseWidower said that as it is a daily driver he will be doing the belt change every 18 months ... so IMO unless it is leaking or feels ugly, leave it in there for another 18 months.Yeah. But do you really want to go through the timing belt R&R a couple of thousand miles later for a leaky water pump.
Thats cheap."I was wondering about the proper plug to use, as the plug cited in the manual are $15 a piece."
The appropriate NGK Iridium plugs, BKR6EIX, for the 24V engine, and the earlier V6 if you choose, seem to cost about $7+ ea on eBay. About the same now in auto parts stores, IIRC. Maybe slightly less on Amazon.
I find they work very well.