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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:21 am 
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why wouldn't this work...Discuss
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If you ever go and replace a Cambelt on your engine here is a simply trick in which you will not have to adjust the timing.

Remove all the covers to get access to the Cambelt, then take a sharp Stanley knife and cut the old belt in half (when i say in half i mean down the center of the belt and NOT so you have 2 ends) when the belt has been cut slip off the outer half of the belt and leave the inner half in place, Slip on new belt so it touches the inner old belt, Once the new belt has been put on you can then cut the OLD Inner belt off and push the new belt into place.

A simply fix in which no timing will be required.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:00 am 
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Scotty that is a good idea and should work fine .

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:32 am 
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Damn Scotty , how often do you do timing belts to come up with idea like that? I've done it few times in my car fixing career but I guess not nearly enough to think of short cut like that.

Thanks for the tip , I will definitely use it next time :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:37 pm 
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I'd heard that trick a long time ago, as it works for anything with a timing belt--It's especially good for "every other" belt change, but eventually you'll want/need to do waterpump and seals too.

Then you have to do it the hard way...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:41 pm 
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Teeth wrote:
Then you have to do it the hard way...


gee whillickers! the hard way isn't all that hard. :-P

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I agree with T3. There really is no timing if you get the teeth on where the factory marks are. Speaking of broken belts, if you ever lose your other belt, just tie a shoestring as tight as you can get it from the crank pulley to the waterpump. You can get as far as the battery says no.

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Good idea. So your asking the idler pulley bearing to live twice as long?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:23 am 
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that is crazy talk
that like saying.... It's ok to reuse your stretch type head bolt more then once
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you make a good point...... Being the age of our cars that idler pulley should be changed at least once and inspected every T-belt change
you should also change the oil on a regular bases.
But a lot of people driving are cars don't think long term like you and I
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You know these car were the bottom of the food chain (cheep transpo) .
A Between 'r
A throw away as you will car
not looked upon as long term Vehicles when they were first produced
We've all seen the video were after a few year's people would cut the tops off and let the "Kid's" drive them around the yard Like a Go-kart
Our cars GOT "No Respect"

Hell the Third gen's a lot not all had piston to rod bearing clearances within the first 20,000 miles
parts were expensive back in the day
I'm talking $200 for an Alternator back in the early 90's for a car that was 5-8 yrs old.?

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Sometimes in extreme cases timing belt replacement is not needed
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Getting back to topic.......
I believe this method would work .
and yes
Changing the belt is not that big of a job. yet still alot of post in the past inquiring about Timing marks and
T-Belt alignment

I would be lieing to you if I told you that every time I change the timing belt I change the Idler pulley assmbly
It just doesn't happen every time..... but I always chnge my oil religiously
and always use a synthetic blend in my turbo cars
also Marvel Mystery oil in every combustion type engine I owne

That's a fact
No bull
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