Help: Looking for IBM timing belt replacement.

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Fri Dec 24 23:15:45 2004

   Most modern engines use the interference type design. I had a belt that
had less than 1000 miles jump and it cost me over $1200 to get the engine
fixed (and that was in 1987!) I also had another engine ruined when the
crankshaft dampener couldn't be tighten enough to prevent it working loose
after changing the rubber belt. The car was eventually junked even though
it and the engine were in perfect condition EXCEPT for the damaged
crankshaft, keyway, key and dampener. Neither one of these problems would
have ever happened with a timing chain !


At 10:00 PM 12/24/04 -0500, you wrote:
>Your talking about interference vs. non-interference engine designs.
>I've owned two cars with belts, thankfully neither broke. I'm also
>thankful that both were of the non-interference design. If the belts
>had let loose, my pistons would not have smashed my valves.
>Chad Fernandez
>Michigan, USA
>Joe R. wrote:
>> The '68 chevy didn't use a timing belt, it used a timing chain. Just
>> like all the REAL American cars! Personally I wish they all still did. I
>> hate these stupid rubber timing belts! All they're good for is generating
>> revenue for the delaers when they slip or break and you end having to buy
>> half of a new engine or a new car.
>> Joe
Received on Fri Dec 24 2004 - 23:15:45 GMT

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