Another timing belt question

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Another timing belt question

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In people's experience, once the timing belt tension is set how many miles does it stay within spec?

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I'm looking to replace mine next month. Been on for 5 years and 15,000 miles. Still good.

It's the worn pulley that's scaring me :shock:
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Re: Another timing belt question

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Pete Boole wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 20:19
In people's experience, once the timing belt tension is set how many miles does it stay within spec?

Thanks

Pete
The belt will loose tension after only a little use, but that's still within spec, as the original figures (90-95 etc) are for a new belt, and shouldn't be applied to a belt that's been used.

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Thanks guys! The reason I'm asking is because my belt tensioner is eventually going to be half hidden behind the blower drive pulley. The only way to re-adjust the tension once it's all installed will be to remove the accessory drive belt, blower belt and crankshaft pulley, but if I only need to do this for a belt change every few thousand miles it won't be an issue.

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Re: Another timing belt question

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Switch to auto adjustment
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The semi-auto adjusters are known for the piston sticking, so they're not great.

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Defo staying with a "manual" adjuster. Will also be using a further two on the serpentine belts for the blower and the a/c compressor/water pump/alternator.

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