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    Freewheeling!

    An overrunning alternator pulley can compensate for cyclic irregularities. These occur in all conventional internal combustion engines. After all, such engines do not have a continuous operating principle, but one that is divided into individual cycles.   For the belt, of course, these fluctuating speeds and torques are toxic. The solution: an overrunning alternator pulley. …

    August
    21
    2019

    Correct Tension Pulley Installation for Kits CT 1038 K1, CT 1034 K1, CT 989 K1 and CT 731 K1

    The tension pulley supplied with the kit breaks apart after a short period of operation, normally resulting in damage to the engine.

    July
    15
    2019

    Changing Timing Belts: Ford Focus C-Max 1.6-liter Ti with engine code HXDA, SIDA

    Significant errors are frequently committed when changing the timing belt. To ensure that the belt change operation goes smoothly, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group provides fitters with a detailed installation guide. In this, ContiTech experts provide a step-by-step explanation of the correct change procedure.

    May
    20
    2019

    Timing belt kit CT 1077K2/WP2 for Opel, Alfa, Fiat, Saab, Chevrolet Various 1.6/1.8 models from 2003 onwards

    The tensioning pulley supplied differs visually from the pulley fitted in the vehicle.

    April
    8
    2019

    Conti to expand timing belt and water pump range

    The debate continues: Should you also replace the water pump when changing the timing belt or not? For Continental, it’s a no-brainer: Always replace the water pump at the same time as changing the timing belt! Why? Changing a timing belt is a very time-consuming repair. It would therefore be irresponsible towards the customer not …

    March
    28
    2019

    Failure of the idler roller

    Failure of the idler roller from CT 1079 K1 due to overheating (Opel, Renault, Saab engines 3.0 DTI V6 )

    January
    22
    2019

    ContiTech: Expert Tips for Changing Timing Belts- Fiat Panda MY 200

    Detailed instructions for timing belt kit CT999WP1 in a Fiat Panda MY 2004, 44 kW 1.2-liter engines up to engine number 2533528 with engine code 188.A4.000

    November
    12
    2018

    ContiTech: Expert Tips on Replacing Timing Chains

    Detailed instructions for a TC 1003K1 in a 1.2 l VW Polo with engine code BMD, model year 2010

    October
    10
    2018

    Retrofitting of the V-ribbed belts on Renault 1.4 /1.6 16 V engines with K4J/ K4M air conditioning

    The belt is very noisy, wears quickly and exhibits signs of abrasion. Because of the sideways oscillation, the tensile member, including the ribs, might rip out of the belt. If a timing belt starts slipping as a result, this can, in turn, lead to serious engine damage.

    July
    16
    2018

    New idler in the kits CT1014K2/ K5/ K3 and CT1078K1 for diverse Opel/ GM 1.7 DI/ DTI/ CDTI

    The idler in the kit is different from the one previously installed in vehicles.

    June
    7
    2018