Timing Belt Function - Cam Belt Function

Timing Belt Replacement

Timing Belt Service
Timing Belt Service Intervals
Complete the timing belt enquiry form and we'll arrange estimates to supply and fit a new timing belt as part of your essential car maintenance schedule

Timing Belt Services - Replacing Your Timing/Cam Belt

Service Requirement

The timing or cam belt connects the camshaft & crankshaft to control the timing of the Engine Valve opening and closing. For example, the valves in a four-stroke engine open and close once every other turn of the crankshaft.

The timing belt may also be integrated to drive the water pump and/or oil pump.

Timing Belt Failure

Lube Oil, Hydraulic Fluids & Fuel Oil can all leak onto the cambelt - timing belt and be absorbed into the rubber-polymer compound subtly altering its dimensions and physical properties. Any dimensional change and the belt will no longer perfectly mesh with the pulley teeth of the crankshaft and camshaft. This increases the stresses on the timing belt making premature failure more likely.

If timing belt failure occurs then pistons and valves no longer sequence correctly. If failure occurs on an interference engine then pistons and valves will collide. Impact causes piston & conrod damage, valve damage, cylinder head damage,camshaft damage and so on...

Timing Belt Service Interval

Recommended timing belt replacement intervals can be as low as 50,000 Miles and as High as about 100,000 miles. Typically, timing belts are changed every 60,000 to 80,000 miles.

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Timing Belts

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