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TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT

A timing belt, or cam belt (informal usage), is a part of an internal combustion engine that controls the timing of the engine’s valves. Some engines, such as the flat-4 Volkswagen air cooled engine, and the straight-6 Toyota F engine use timing gears. Timing belts replace the older style timing chains that were common until the 1970s and 1980s (although in the last decade there has been some reemergence of chain use). Some manufacturers, such as BMW, are known for utilizing timing chains, because of their durability.[1] The term “timing belt” is sometimes used for the more general case of any flat belt with integral teeth, although such usage is a misnomer since there is no timing or synchronization involved.

In the internal combustion engine application, the timing belt/chain connects the crankshaft to the camshaft(s), which in turn controls the opening and closing of the engine’s valves. A four-stroke engine requires that the valves open and close once every other revolution of the crankshaft. The timing belt/chain does this. It has teeth to turn the camshaft(s) synchronized with the crankshaft, and is specifically designed for a particular engine. In some engine designs, the timing belt may also be used to drive other engine components such as the water pump and oil pump (internal combustion engine).

Timing belts must be replaced at the manufacturer’s recommended distance and/or time periods. Preferably every 75,000 miles or 6 years. Failure to replace the belt can result in complete breakdown or catastrophic engine failure.

 

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