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Timing Belt precautions!!

I am this post because has kind of been a little lately about timing and the service intervals.

[/align]The is to show why the timing belt really be changed at about miles instead of 105,000 Volvo says it should be.

Make sure you replace the and idler pulleys as well.

have some pics of I have replaced at work on

[/align]I have the belts a few of the different models the milage vary between 70K and 80K. You see how the belts crack at that

[/align]I would not trust the like that on my own car. why I am making this post so everyone is informed about the and what can happen if they


[/align]I know not has the money always to get the job done. I how it is I have 4 kids and very money. But the point I am trying to is that it is better to pay between to $800.00 or so.

Rather than having to the car or pay over $3000.00 to get the head or replaced. Or maybe even to have a new motor installed.


[/align]I have my own on why they go bad faster on the 1999 and cars than on the older


[/align]I think it is of how the timing covers are made.

older cars all the heat gets to the timing belt comes from the front of the


[/align]The 1999 and cars the timing cover are because of having the VVT valve in the cam That allows all the heat the top of the motor to access the timing and add more heat to that causing the belt to go bad faster.


[/align]On the 1993 to 5 cylinders and 1994 to 1998 6 the timing belts could a lot long but I wouldn’t trust either.

[/align]But that’s my


[/align]Now onto the pictures the batch will be the timing pictures with the model,year and that they were

[/align]Then the last batch of will be an idler and tensioner from a S80.(Not as bad as I wanted for an picture but will work.

finally a picture of an engine had the belt break.


way everyone has an Idea of the entire

[/align]Then you can make your own from here.


first belt is from a S80 with 72,623 miles




[/align]Here is a tensioner if you look in one spot you will see where started coming out of the bearing.

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