timing belt

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timing belt

[′tīm·iŋ ‚belt]
(design engineering)
A power transmission belt with evenly spaced teeth on the bottom side which mesh with grooves cut on the periphery of the pulley to produce a positive, no-slip, constant-speed drive. Also known as cogged belt; synchronous belt.
(mechanical engineering)
A positive drive belt that has axial cogs molded on the underside of the belt which fit into grooves on the pulley; prevents slip, and makes accurate timing possible; combines the advantages of belt drives with those of chains and gears. Also known as positive drive belt.
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Perhaps when they do these cam belt changes in future they could make the car sound a bit more sporty by adding something into the exhaust to make me feel like I've got something for my money.
There's also a two-step variable intake, 10.3:1 compression ratio, an offset crankshaft to reduce piston scuffing, a smart alternator that provides only the electrical power needed, and a lifetime steel timing chain in place of the previous engine's reinforced rubber cam belt. The engine's design also allowed Hyundai engineers to move the cowl forward for more front seat room.
There was no cam belt history, which is a crucial fault check on these cars, and to drive it I would need to ask them to move two other cars.
The company is also introducing its 1100 S, that offers 43mm Ohlins forks and progressive Ohlins rear shock absorber, carbon fibre cam belt covers, silencer guards and front fender.
Carbon fibre cam belt covers, silencer guards and front fender reduce weight by a further one kilo.
Any car up to 10 years old and with less than 100,000 miles on the clock can be protected by a Warranty Direct policy for items such as the cylinder head, cylinder head gasket, camshaft and bearings and even down to the timing gears, chains, cam belt and tensioners.
Which didn't really help on Thursday, as the problem wasn't the cam belt, but I'll be sure to bear that in mind.
Something that Skoda has not mentioned, which is equally important, is to check whether associated parts have also been changed when the cam belt is renewed.
SKODA has just put out a release, warning all car owners of the importance of getting their cam belt changed at regular intervals.
If you make sure the cam belt is changed regularly, these cars are reliable.
Even though his 406 has only covered 21,000 miles, Mel asked recently if he should have the cam belt changed.