OT: timing belts

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Mon Dec 27 06:23:45 2004

On Sun, 2004-12-26 at 22:51 -0500, Joe R. wrote:
> At 03:34 PM 12/26/04 +0000, jpero wrote:
> >
> >Mitsu currently uses their quirky designs in later engines and more
> >involved compared to others unlike Citroen is bit quirky. V6 3.0L is
> >one another quirky engine to work on. Water pump driven by timing
> >belt and to do this job repair, everything on front end of engine has
> >to come off and have to replace water pipes to prevent coolant leaks
> >because old ones is rusted.
> >
> Tht explains a lot. My Diamonte uses that engine and everytime the
> mechanics work on the engine they want to change the water pump.

Most engines I've seen with belts have an idler / tensioner pulley that
can be slackened to change the belt though. Having said that a water
pump I believe is normally rated for around 60k miles or so, i.e. around
twice the belt change interval.


Received on Mon Dec 27 2004 - 06:23:45 GMT

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