When Should Timing Belt Be Replaced?
- May 24, 2018 -
When should timing belt be replaced?
The timing belt is an important part of the engine's air distribution system. It ensures accurate inlet and outlet timings by connecting with the crankshaft and matching a certain transmission ratio. The use of belts rather than gears for transmission is due to the low noise of the belt, the small amount of change in itself and the ease of compensation. Obviously, the life of the belt must be shorter than that of the metal gear, so it is necessary to replace the belt regularly.
The role of the timing belt is to serve as a link between the wearer and the wearer, and once the timing belt breaks, the camshaft will not operate in accordance with the timing. This may cause serious damage to the valve and piston. The timing belt must be replaced according to the original factory specified mileage or time.
As part of regular maintenance and comprehensive inspections, maintenance of timing belts should be added to routine maintenance procedures. Unlike the drive belts of the accessories, they are easy to see and easy to check. Timing belts are often hidden behind a cover that is accessible to the engine and engine compartment. However, in most cases, the lid on the timing belt, at least the upper half of the lid, can be removed or removed so that you can carefully inspect and replace the belt. When checking, if you do not see a well-maintained, tightly-tensioned belt, you should replace it in time.