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Timing belt kit (NB 2001-05 VVT engine)

Timing belt kit (NB 2001-05 VVT engine)

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Our timing belt kit is a little more expensive because it includes the tensioner and idler pulleys. We find that almost every Miata needs new ones when doing a timing belt. It also includes the timing belt (made by Continental), cam seals, front crank seal, a valve cover gasket and thermostat neck O-ring. Accessory belts sold separately. Don't get caught on a Saturday afternoon without parts you need!

We'll also ship you the right parts - some of the budget kits out there are put together by people who don't understand that there's a difference between the various NB engines!

This kit does not include a new tensioner spring, as it doesn’t need to be replaced. The tensioner spring doesn’t move back and forth during normal operation, it just pulls the tensioner pulley into the correct position during installation – it could actually be removed once the tensioner bolt has been tightened. Therefore, the spring isn’t fatigued and doesn’t need to be replaced.

This kit is for the 2001-05 NB 1.8 engines with VVT - not the Mazdaspeed. It includes new screws for the cover on the VVT cam gear, as those often get stripped in the process of removal. 

We also have a full tool kit to help make this easier for you.


Instructions are not currently available.


Ships free in the US.

There are no shipping restrictions on this item.

What does it fit?


Emissions do not apply.


5 years on belt and pulleys


04-80000 2001-05

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Like finding a good prize in your Cracker Jack

The Torx-25 screws on my car were evidently original, so now 17 years old, and all three of them were mangled when I tried to remove them. This required a drill and screw extractor. I was lamenting how I would replace them in the middle of the job when I discovered three extra Mazda parts bags in FM's shipping box -- three replacement T25 screws! Totally saved my day, and I noticed they were *not* mentioned in the item description. Thanks FM!

Nice kit, but not 100%

Nice kit. A thermostat gasket and new tensioner spring would make it perfect, but they are not included in the kit

Note from FM: You shouldn't need the thermostat gasket unless you're also changing the thermostat, and you should get the gasket with the thermostat in that case.

Timing belt kit (NBVVT)

Great kit with quality parts! It had everything you need. Just wish it included "experience" based compete instructions. That would make this kit a grand slam. To be clear, this kit is not sold as DIY w/instructions. That is why I gave it 5 Stars. I have an 04 LS and everything kit perfect.

Great Product

Nice kit. Everything I needed for the install except for the VVT blind cover gasket, which I always replace. It would be nice if the kit included the gasket.

Note from FM: the blind cover gasket is steel and can be reused. This is why it's not included.