I finally got around to changing the timing belt on the GF's 2000 Camry. I used an Aisin kit that included a water pump. The old belt had around
161,500 miles and really looked fine, even though it was slapping around and hitting the timing belt cover, and had a bunch of caked up oil on parts of it. It was a Toyota branded belt that was made in USA. Cleaning the oil mess from (hopefully) a leak from the oil pump housing gasket, which was broken and brittle, just like the valve cover gasket was. I did not change the camshaft, crankshaft, or oil pump shaft seals. Hopefully, I will not regret that, but I didn't have any long M6 bolts with my pulley puller set, otherwise I would have pulled the crankshaft sprocket so that I could clean it better. There was so much caked oil there I wonder how the crankshaft position sensor managed to work (I know it's magnetic, and not magnetic stuff shouldn't make a difference, but still!!!).
Other than the obvious bad gasket on the oil pump housing, the only other part from that was clearly worn was one of the timing belt tensioners (the one with the spring), which had a noticable amount of play and IMO would have been the first part to fail.
I worked on this for 4 consecutive days on this, but as per my usual, at least half my time was spent cleaning stuff. The car idled low at first, making me think for a while that I was off by a tooth on the timing, but after driving for a while, it started idling perfect again. Had to disconnect the battery and remove alternator, and kept battery on a Battery Tender Jr the whole time.
Of course while test driving it, one of the dash lights burned out. Fortunately, they aren't too bad to replace.