Hi everyone, new to the vg33e engine. Just picked up an r50 pathfinder for my winter beater and camping rig. Had no service records of any kind and the front end was pretty much toast. replaced struts, sway bar end links and both wheel bearings (seems they were replaced possibly recently but were not packed properly as there was tons of play and no grease on the inner side of the rollers). Have a feeling the same person may have done the timing belt as well and there seems to be A LOT of slack in the belt. I can easily turn it around 100-110 degrees with minimal effort, would be easy to slide off by hand under tension. The last belt i did was an ej20k and before that was my RB26 and i don't recall either being that loose when under tension. Thinking the spring may have been weak when tension was set or it was just wrong. Wanting another opinion before i reassemble to see if its the norm.
Any other things That should be checked out? replacing the water pump and thermostat as well. Cam/crank seals are bone dry so planning on leaving those as is.