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Timing Belt

boostmaniac

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May 19, 2005
Us of A, Georgia
Is a kevlar timing belt neccesary? Or can I run a stock belt,please I need all the info I need bc this is the last part of my build up and I dont want everything to get damaged from a belt breaking. Thanks

I should have somewhere around 500 to the wheels and I'm not gonna run past 8000rpm
 

Defiant

DSM Wiseman
34,762
186
Jan 13, 2003
glorious Galt, California
The kevlar belt might be worthwhile if you really think you're going to be driving this car and that engine for more than fifty thousand miles. But even at that, I don't know of a kevlar timing shaft belt, and I doubt the water pump will go 70K.
 

Old Mitsu Tech

DSM Wiseman
1,282
76
Jan 30, 2005
Newburg, Missouri
I've used Gates timing belts for many years and have had no problems. I would however recommend replacing the idlers, the tensioner and for sure, the water pump. Just to cover your butt
 

boostmaniac

Proven Member
54
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May 19, 2005
Us of A, Georgia
Old mitsu tech: where can I get one of those gates timing belts? Thanks for the help guys!
 

Old Mitsu Tech

DSM Wiseman
1,282
76
Jan 30, 2005
Newburg, Missouri
Sorry for the long reply. I tend to get lost navigating posts. O'Reilly auto parts here in the midwest has them. I can't imagine you not being able to access them. Sometimes they are manufactured by Gates under other names. Just ask where you purchase your parts that you prefer a Gates belt. One thing for sure, use the best belt you can get. No cheapies here. Good Luck
 
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