Do Not Sell My Personal Information Jump to content

  • Join The Club

    Join the Lexus Owners Club and be part of the Community. It's FREE!


Recommended Posts

I'm having the cam belt changed on the 430 which is now 10 years old but has only done 40,000 miles. I have seen reference to having the water pump changed at the same time in this forum as a matter if course. When I asked the main dealer about this (Lexus Cheltenham) they said that they would only change it if it shows signs of leaking. He said the pumps do not often go but do sometimes leak. What is the general opinion should I change it anyway?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would for peace of mind , my mate had a belt changed on his mark 2 & 3 weeks later the pump went killing the belt, fortunately for him the mark 2 is a non contact engine. He then changed the belt & pump himself.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I changed the water pump at cam belt change time and was glad I did as it was showing signs of being about to leak (122,000 miles)


It is a few mins more labour if you change the pump at the same time as the belt - if you have to do the pump on its own it is the same labor plus 10 mins as the belt so it is smart to do the pump and the belt at the same time.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Latest Deals

Lexus Official Store for genuine Lexus parts & accessories

Disclaimer: As the club is an eBay Partner, The club may be compensated if you make a purchase via eBay links

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Lexus Owners Club Powered by Invision Community

eBay Disclosure: As the club is an eBay Partner, the club may earn commision if you make a purchase via the clubs eBay links.

DISCLAIMER: is an independent Lexus forum for owners of Lexus vehicles. The club is not part of Lexus UK nor affiliated with or endorsed by Lexus UK in any way. The material contained in the forums is submitted by the general public and is NOT endorsed by Lexus Owners Club, ACI LTD, Lexus UK or Toyota Motor Corporation. The official Lexus website can be found at
  • Create New...