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    Hyundai or Kia timing belt tensioner

    After performing a thorough analysis of the timing system on these vehicles, Gates Engineers have determined a need to highlight proper installation and setup procedures of the timing belt tensioner. This tensioner is a spring type automatic tensioner with eccentric adjustment for setting the initial tension. Tension in the drive is increased by rotating the …

    July
    21
    2017

    False Perception of Aftermarket Timing Belts

    The Gates Technical Team has recognized these applications for potentially difficult timing belt installations. It is also common for steps in the installation procedure to be overlooked resulting in lost time and warranty returns. Industry publications as well as professional technician forums may recommend the use of only an OES replacement timing belt due to …

    July
    5
    2017

    New Subaru special service tool

    Industry concern has been raised regarding the Subaru hydraulic tensioner (Gates T43138) applications listed within this bulletin. This issue has prompted the Gates Engineers to closely analyze these specific applications. The following information pertains to these findings as well as providing a solution.

    June
    21
    2017

    Installation recommendations for timing belt system on Honda 1.7L Engines

    Installation recommendations for timing belt system on Honda 1.7L Engines

    June
    12
    2017

    Saab and Subaru proper timing component setup

    Gates Engineers have determined that certain Subaru timing components demand special attention in order to complete proper setup and ensure timing component longevity

    June
    5
    2017

    Serpentine system – What happens when serpentine parts wear

    Do you know what happens when serpentine parts wear? Find out in this short video.

    May
    31
    2017

    How to use the Gates belt wear gauge to check serpentine belts for wear

    This is a short video showing how to use the Gates Belt Wear Gauge. This easy-to-use tool was designed with input from professional automotive technicians and gives instant pass/fail results. You can use it on or off the vehicle, one-handed, and even in places where you can’t see! – See more at: http://www.gates.com/catalogs-and-resources/resources/repository/videos/check-serpentine-belts-with-gauge#sthash.tH1pozqj.dpuf

    May
    6
    2017

    Understanding the Accessory Belt Drive System

    A new and improved Accessory Belt Drive System training video for Automotive Professionals.

    April
    23
    2017

    Preventative System Maintenance for the Consumer

    The average car owner may not know about some of the preventative system maintenance concepts relating to systems. Protect yourself from breakdowns by having your serpentine, timing and cooling systems checked.

    April
    2
    2017

    Serpentine System – What makes a belt slip?

    This short video explains what makes a belt slip

    March
    28
    2017