What you need to know:
- Timing belts synchronize and manage engine operation and ensure that pistons and valves flawlessly interact, while driving the injection and water pump.
- The belt’s back and teeth are made of high-strength, durable, temperature-resistant polyamide fiber.
- Indications of timing belt wear include brittleness, hardening and cracking of the rubber material.
- Contamination, excessive tension, buckling or bending the timing belt during installation can cause it to partially tear or completely break.
- If the timing belt breaks, the engine’s valves and pistons will knock against each other, leading to damaged cylinder heads and consequent costly repairs.
- More than half of all engine damage in older vehicles is attributable to malfunctioning timing belts.
- During its service life, a timing belt travels an enormous rotational distance within the engine, equal to more than six times around the globe.
- Genuine timing belts are available as kits that include tensioner pulleys and idlers – which saves both time and money compared to ordering the individual parts.
Opt for the Genuine Part because:
- Genuine timing belts are highly reliable due to being optimally designed to cope with all types of engine load, as well as being slightly twisted to prevent slippage, thus maintaining a constant degree of tension.
- They are extremely resistant to heat and moisture. Even extreme fluctuations in temperature have no impact on their performance.
- Tensile cords reinforced with high-strength glass-fiber, the positive-fit teeth that are angled in the direction of rotation, and the arc-like profile of the rubber teeth (Power Grip® HTD) combine to provide optimum power transmission.
- Optimal material composition, a high resistance to mechanical and thermal stress, and an abrasion-resistant coating on the rubber teeth ensure a long service life.
- They are very quiet, run very smoothly, and make a decisive contribution to driving comfort.