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    Timing belt failure investigated by Gates

    Gates has investigated the cause of premature timing belt failure in the Synchronous Belt Drive System (SBDS) for number of Ford, Peugeot and Citroen models with 1.6L petrol and PSA diesel engines.

    August
    25
    2020

    The low down on Thermostats

    Gates identifies thermostats as an area of strong product growth. A prolonged period of cold weather, principally in February and March 2013 extended the replacement season for thermostats and caused a surge in sales. Gates is already reporting a sales rise of more than 50% in this sector compared with figures for 2012 – and 2012 …

    June
    19
    2020

    GATES MICRO V KIT

    GATES MICRO V KIT ENG v041

    April
    17
    2020

    Timing belt tensioner installation and setup

    The newly designed Gates timing belt tensioner, part number T43143, differs from the OE in that the Gates pulley does not come pre-tensioned and therefore does not require a securing pin

    December
    8
    2017

    Kit installation on PSA diesel engines

    During several garage visits we learned there are potential installation issues with the tensioner included in these kits. Although this tensioner looks very easy to install, there is one error often made.

    November
    2
    2017

    Tension setting procedure for PSA 2.2 HDI engines

    In order to achieve optimum belt performance, it is always important that the correct installation tension and tensioning procedure is used.

    October
    2
    2017

    How to read a micro v-belt PK number

    A “PK” number is a worldwide standard metric belt measurement printed on most Micro-V serpentine belts.

    September
    6
    2017

    Fuel systems

    There has been a big evolution in car fuel technology: pressures have gone a lot higher, fuel permeation is legally controlled and there are numerous different fuel blends.

    September
    2
    2017

    Hydraulic Vs. Mechanical Tensioners

    It is important to understand the difference between Hydraulic & Mechanical timing belt tensioners. Here we highlight key points in the function and installation of the hydraulic tensioning method for the timing system.

    August
    28
    2017

    2007 Toyota Yaris Accessory Belt Drive Noise

    Complaints of accessory drive belt squeal led the OEM to publish updated belt tension specifications and measuring procedures.

    August
    17
    2017