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Cambelt (again)

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 16:48
by lambert.john
How much should I be paying for a replacement cambelt? The Lotus branded belt seems to be priced at around £80 but both SJ Sportscars , and PNM, offer one at under £30. Any recommendations?

Re: Cambelt (again)

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 16:50
by Hawaiis0
If you are prepared to pay the extra go the Gates blue racing version

Re: Cambelt (again)

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 16:52
by CHRISYD
I think that providing your pulleys etc are in good order and you change it every 2 years as lotus say, a cheaper one would do. if you plan to make it last longer than 2 years and/or your pulleys teeth show wear, I would put a lotus one on.

Re: Cambelt (again)

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 17:49
by Alan_M
If the cheaper one is a gates 5168NS that’s what I have fitted. Gates were the OEM for Lotus. The difference I could find when researching was that the above part is approx 1mm narrower as the Lotus part is a non standard width.
I got my last one from GMF and seem to recall it was about £20 2 years ago, so will be doing mine soon.

If not already searched - most info you will need is here - viewtopic.php?f=25&t=10292

Re: Cambelt (again)

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 22:41
by lambert.john
Many thanks for those replies. I don't think I really need a racing spec. belt. I think I'll go for the Gates item and be sure to change it promptly!