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Honda Timing Belt Tips

There are some things to keep in mind as you tackle these jobs.

Cloyes Increases VIO Coverage By 51 Million

The new timing-chain, timing-belt kits and components add 51 million VIO coverage and 507 million PIO coverage.

Tech Tip: Replace A Failed Water Pump And Timing Belt At Once

Here are three main reasons why you should have a conversation with your customer to replace multiple parts simultaneously.

Timing Chains In Hyundai Engines

Although Hyundai uses a single timing belt on its 2.7L V6 engines, its 3.3L, double-overhead camshaft engine is equipped with one timing chain for each camshaft and one drive chain for the oil pump. At first glance, a timing chain design allows engineers to shorten the overall length of the engine and reduce rotating friction.

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Cam Alignment During Timing Belt Installation

The most common cause found with immediate illumination of the MIL associated to cam sensor codes has been misalignment between the rear cam gear and timing belt. Illumination of the MIL will occur with the cam being one tooth advanced or retarded.

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Timing Chain Wear: Why Oil Quality Matters

Without proper timing of internal engine components, the engine will suffer a catastrophic failure. This is what happens when a timing chain or belt breaks.

Continental Adds New Part Numbers, Expanded Line Of Timing Belt Kits

Continental introduced 328 new part numbers to the North American automotive aftermarket during the fourth quarter of 2015, bringing the total for new part numbers in 2016 to 481. Included in the new offering of parts numbers are poly-V belts, timing belts, timing belt kits, hose and tensioners.

Timing Chain Replacement Diagnosis And Repair

Often maintenance neglect, head gasket replacement or related valvetrain issues will require the timing chain to be serviced. If you are replacing the timing chain, you need to look at all the related components. Keep reading for timing chain replacement best practices.

Harmonic Dampeners: Why They Fail, What to Look For

Every time a cylinder fires, the crankshaft speeds up a very small amount for a short period of time. It is then slowed down as the next cylinder in the firing order compresses air and fuel for the next combustion event. The speeding up and slowing down of the crankshaft produces torsional vibration or twisting

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Tips for identifying timing belt, tensioner and idler failure

Courtesy of SKF When identifying timing belt, tensioner and idler failure, the first sign of wear is noise. For example, if the tensioner sounds bad, it’s usually bad. Start by listening to hear if any noise is coming from the timing cover or front assembly while the engine is running. Bad bearings make a high

10 Paths to Water Pump Problems

Know your leaks Leaks are the most common sign of water pump failure, but what type of seepage are you seeing and what does it mean? A coolant leak coming from the weep hole is a sign of water pump bearing or seal failure. This weep hole often resides between seals that separate the oil

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