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Cambelt/Timing belt replacement
Are you hearing strange noises coming from your engine or just worried you cambelt is ready for renewal?
Pop in or call us and and we can guide you in the right path for the best outcome.
All cambelts have a certain interval time which is in years or mileage which ever comes first, so don't let either expire or it could be a costly repair.
Let's get an understanding of what the timing belt actually does.
The belt is located at the front of the engine and is driven by the crankshaft, which in turn drives the camshaft, usually in a clockwise direction.
On the majority of front wheel drive vehicles, the belt will be facing the side of the engine bay, where access for replacement may be tight.
The belt will be completely covered up, making assessment of condition impossible without some dismantling of covers, pulleys and auxiliary belts.
The crankshaft and camshaft need to rotate in unison at precisely the right time to allow the induction of the air and fuel mixture, compression of the mixture, combustion of the mixture and finally, the exhausting the burnt mixture.
The crankshaft is reponsible for the pistons and their up and down movement, the camshaft is responsible for the valves opening and closing, allowing the engine to "breathe". If the timing of these components is not correct, it can allow the moving parts to be in the same place at the same time, BIG PROBLEM!
If you are having your timing belt replaced you may receive a call from us suggesting other components such as idler pulleys, tensioners, water pump, crankshaft and camshaft seals, auxiliary drive belts etc require further scrutiny or replacement. These are very good recommendations as it will be the opportunity to look at these things whilst the area of the engine is dismantled. After the job is done, it's a good idea to keep all of the paper work. It will provide proof and service history should you wish to sell the vehicle at some point in time. More often than not, your potential buyers will ask the question "Have you changed the timing belt?" You will then be in the best position to answer their question of "when the timing belt was last replaced".
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