OT: timing belts

From: Chad Fernandez <fernande_at_internet1.net>
Date: Sun Dec 26 15:52:25 2004

jpero_at_sympatico.ca wrote:

>>Yes, I know some small Vauxhall/Opel engines don't run interference.
> Chrysler 2.2L and 2.5L (both four inline) aren't interference engine.
> And runs long timing belt.

I figured that. I liked mine. It was an 82 Dodge Charger. I brought
home my first desktop PCs in the hatch, an IBM 5150, and an IBM XT case
with mostly aftermarket guts. I think I got the whole pile for $30.

> I really like push rods for that design, and I really don't see the
> reason that chrsyler engineers (allpar.com has artcles on this) had
> to use belt on 2.2 & 2.5L due to weight issues. WTF!?

Chains are normally enclosed in castings and sealed from the outside
areas because they are exposed to engine oil. A belt can be covered
with a simple plastic shrowd, like on the 2.2L Chrysler. That's were
the biggest weight differance would come from.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA
Received on Sun Dec 26 2004 - 15:52:25 GMT

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