ContiTech: Belts and Components

Timing belts are maintenance-free, i.e. they do not require retensioning. They endure high levels of stress as a result of the high temperatures in the engine compartment and the constant flexing and are subject to ageing and constant wear. Their condition should be inspected as a precautionary measure during servicing in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications. Irregularities are then identified in good time. If the timing belt snaps while the engine is running, the engine valves and pistons can suffer high-impact collisions. In many cases this causes serious engine damage

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Published on: December 16, 2020

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