My question is how long do tensioner pulleys last on average? I have messed with a few civic engines that seem to have had the original belt/pump/tensioner on then at over 200K and the pulley was a little loose but not "going out." I am swapping a D16y7 (pussy motor) back into a 2000 LX that blew the motor, and as a budget cutdown I am entertaining leaving it alone. I have two to choose from, the factory motor that blew (117K) or the replacement motor going in (119K). I haven't undone the timing yet on either but I am tempted to just use the one that seems to be in best shape and put it on. The person buying the car is a friend, and it's probably going to be a temporary thing. Also, the manual (and dealership when I called) said they only inspect it, it is not routine to replace the first belt around. Should I just skip this $50+ part if I am trying to make money on the car? only thing that makes me nervous is the car is for my gf's mom. I am doing the following already: timing belt water pump thermostat radiator hoses oil coolant rear main PCV valve Any thoughts on this? I always like to hear from people with more experience than me.