Hey Davis, Glenn again.
3 hours shop time labor for a timing belt is actually quite low for most engines in the realm of manufacturers (some are at 10+ hours + shop charge on parts) and it's likely parts will cost you more than time. For example; mine is 5 hours to do, but the water pump is a ridiculous $325.00! I've looked in every avenue, but no luck on a cheaper pump, so even doing it myself it's a $600.00 out of pocket job with all parts considered. Hope you have better luck on parts.
Keep us informed on the outcome of your endeavor. You have definitely gotten great life from the original belt, but please do not push it much farther. As typical life goes it will fail when you need need it the most! (And potential engine damage could be economically devastating)
Thanks for using 2CarPros for your concerns. We have many Great Techs and vast resources. From the perceived menial repairs, to those that aspire major overhaul. Wish ya well. Glenn
Thursday, November 12th, 2020 AT 9:55 PM