Tag: timing belts

40 Posts

Aug 01, 1993

Changing the timing belt every 45k miles (instead of 60k) might save the engine of your '81 Ford Escort.

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I recently purchased a very used Ford Escort stop laughing it was only I know that they are prone to valve train meltdown When mine does melt can I install a later model engine to avoid a recurrence Dan TOM...

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Jul 01, 1993

Timing chains, not to be confused with timing belts, don't need frequent changing.

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I have a Buick Park Avenue with a cc engine and miles on it The car runs great but a service manager told me that these engines are prone to having their timing chains break at miles or so He...

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Apr 01, 1993

Timing for replacing timing belts.

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I enjoy your newspaper column and your radio program I seem to keep reading and hearing the advice that you should get the timing belt replaced after some miles I have a Oldsmobile with miles Do you advise me to...

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Oct 01, 1992

Is it necessary to change my water pump while changing the timing belt?

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With miles on my Ford Escort the local Ford dealer recommends that I change my timing belt for And while they're in there he says I should have the water pump changed for an additional I like the car very...

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Oct 01, 1992

New timing belt or new mechanic? Maybe both.

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I have a Renault Alliance Last spring the timing belt broke and as a result of it breaking I had to have the valves replaced too After the repair every time I drove the car up a steep hill the...

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Nov 01, 1991

Timing bet changes: not so simple anymore.

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I own a Suzuki Swift GA that has miles I am concerned about the timing belt The dealership service department says I should replace it now Should I If it breaks will it damage the engine Don RAY There used...

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Sep 01, 1991

Seven timing belts in seven years...

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I read a recent column of yours in which you said that most timing belts are expected to last miles Help I own a Toyota Camry and I've had to replace my timing belt ANNUALLY My car now has miles...

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Jun 01, 1991

The benefits of a rubber timing belt.

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I notice that a lot of new cars are now coming out with rubber timing belts instead of metal timing chains These rubber belts have to be changed periodically at no small expense Other than ripping off the consumer is...

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Dec 01, 1989

Should I replace my timing belt like my mechanic suggests?

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I have an Ford Escort It has close to miles and I've been warned that the timing belt should be changed even though there's nothing wrong with it At I want to know what good it does to change it...

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Jan 01, 1989

What suggestions do you have for preventative replacement?

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My wife and I own two Toyota Camrys What suggestions do you have for preventative replacement For instance at miles the timing belt on my gave way stranding me--fortunately near a good restaurant I then found that this was common...

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