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Rubber Timing Belt is just good sense

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PostPosted: 2017-06-13 05:36:29    Post subject: Rubber Timing Belt is just good sense Reply with quote

Rubber Timing Belt, look in the owners manual or google online. If you go past the mileage, you could be driving a ticking time bomb that could fail catastrophically on you, resulting in a the need for a new motor. I'm sure you could resonably go a bit past the intervals, like 20K miles, but when so much is at stake, spending 10 -15% of a new motor on a timing belt is just good sense.

As for drive belts, the newer serpentine belts are much better than the older ones and can easily last 5+ years or 100K miles. I would replace them when you can see many visible cracks on them or if the inside grooves have deteriorated.

How Do I know I need a New Timing Belt?

As a vital part of your carís engine, if there is an issue with your timing belt, itís very important that you have it replaced immediately. If you arenít willing to go out of your way and have it replaced, it can lead to expensive and irreparable engine damage.

Below we are going to be looking into the timing belt and some of the different aspects of having it replaced.

What is a Timing Belt?

Simply put, a timing belt allows for different parts of the engine to function at the same pace.

In a more complicated way, your timing belt is in place to ensure that the rotation of both the crankshaft and the camshafts are both synchronized. By doing this, the valves of the engine are also opened and closed at the appropriate times. Of course, there are many other deeper details in regard to the timing belt, although this provides you with a basic understanding of why itís there and what its purpose is.

It can take several hours to replace a timing belt correctly, as many components of the engine need to be removed to gain access to the belt.

Common Signs That Your Timing Belt Needs to be Replaced

Now that you know what a timing belt is and why its purpose is vital to your cars functionality, letís take a look at some of the most common signs which indicate that your timing belt is in desperate need of replacement.

Issues Starting Your Car. If your timing belt has failed or stretched, it may be difficult to start your vehicle, as the internal components may not be correctly lined up. You may also notice a distinct lack of power when driving your vehicle.

Age of your car. This is of course one of the more common reasons out there. As with all car parts, over time your V Ribbed Belt will begin to wear and you will be forced to replace it. Unfortunately, there isnít a way for you to prevent this from happening and even if you are not doing the mileage, age takes its toll on the rubber components that make up the belt. Replacing it at the correct time interval is vital to keeping your vehicle running at its best.
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