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    60k Tuneup - Preferred Components - Timing Specialists

    So I have been doing some research as I will be needing to r do a 60K tuneup on my engine really soon. Not that I have the 60k miles on the engine but more of the fact that the engine has been sitting in an immobile car for about 7 years now. The engine has run at idle every now and than but no real stress put on it.

    The engine has about 30k on it since the last rebuild. I know a lot of people will push for nothing but OEM but have you ever though of this. When was the last time any of these OEM parts were in actual production! Most of the parts Mitsubishi made are not in production anymore so all that is left is the stock that has been sitting in a warehouse for years now. I know the last OEM shift boot I bought lasted a week before the leather started pealing just like a 20 year old one did.

    I know some guys that have used Preferred Components on their cars and have had great results with them. The are not a china company and adhere to high quality standards for OEM materials and specs. The company only builds timing parts for all platforms. They are priced a little lower that OEM parts.

    Has anyone on here dealt with this company or any of their parts?

    OHC Timing Sets and Components from Preferred Components, Inc.

    I was just reading their TSB to their re-sellers and I was kind of impressed with them pushing out that info.

    http://www.preferredcomponents.com/p...s.pdf#zoom=100


    So what does everyone think?

    Not looking for a NON-OEM bashing thread here. Looking for additional options considering all of the issues that have been arising with OEM parts "Tensioners, pulleys, ETC"!

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    http://www.3sgto.org/f49/60k-service-packages-1744.html

    We've used these components on quite a few cars and have not run into any issues thus far.
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    I have seen A LOT of non-oem timing parts fail- especially the tensioner pulley and hydraulic tensioners. I highly suggest OEM for your 60k stuff.
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    Many aftermarket companies still use "OEM" parts. We make sure that if we use any aftermarket components, that they are the same as "OEM". Like the bearings. As long as they are a Koyo bearing, that's good enough for me. The Continental timing kits we use contain Koyo bearings. Continental is also the supplier of OEM timing belts to many manufacturers. The only thing we use in and aftermarket timing belt kit that is OEM is the tensioner. I don't use aftermarket ones for the most part.

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    GZP, do you sell 6g74 60k kits as well?

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    Go with Gates or OEM. IPS has 60k/120k packages in their aftermarket parts section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessecain1 View Post
    GZP, do you sell 6g74 60k kits as well?
    Yes we do. Would it be for a 3000GT application or a Montero or Diamante? DOHC or SOHC?

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    It's not necessarily the bearings that are the problem here, it is the hydraulic tensioner that fails, and more importantly the eccentric pulley does not operate properly. Thhe center section is cut wrong and the bolt does not apply the pressure in the proper way. So it gives the appearance that it is nice and snug, but it loosens up after a relatively short perios of time. Just my experience with them at least.

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