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Author Topic: Timing belts  (Read 1223 times)

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Timing belts
« on: June 10, 2001, 03:31:05 AM »
crooser
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(6/8/01 1:34:01 am)
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  Timing belts
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 Guys

Heres a couple of questions...

1. How does one know its time to replace the timing belt?
2. What are the symptoms to look for?
3. And what happens to the old one... does it just stretch too much?
4. Is changing it on an rb25 a big job?
I'd like to give it a go  
5. How much approx for a replacement belt?


cheers

crooser
 
itsmedarren
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(6/8/01 7:47:03 am)
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 Crooser doode, this is all i know...

1. If you have a look at it, it may be showing small cracks/splits etc. Or it may be when you pistons are getting "massaged" by the valves, 'cos the belt has snapped.
2. I've heard it can stuff the timing a wee bit. The tricky things is, that it can just go, no warning, unlike a timing chain, which gets noisy and really buggers your timing when it's stretched.
3. yeah, but really it just breaks down over time due to heat etc...replacing it at around the 100,000 k mark seems to be the accepted rule I think
4. dunno
5. dunno, few hundy

comments, anyone ?
 
R U NUTS  
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(6/8/01 8:43:14 am)
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 yeah i usually just go by the book ay.. change it every say 90,000-100,00kms... better play safe than sorry i guess