Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sydney Australia
yeah i agree, but in my 75 the belts were 5k old and they slipped a tooth, didn't mash anything but made it run like crap.
2 teeth mashes for sure,
16v's use the same tensioners as the 8v and there just seems to be more stress on them,
my mechanic got some cast iron ones dones and gets some really schmik bearings pressed into them and he reckons he's never had a belt go since still changes them at 60k but he reckons it solves a lot of problems.
in my 4x4 theyre to be chnaged every 100k and tensioners at 300k but apparently they start to squeal at about 240k, landcruiser prados under normal conditions are meant to never have them changed (scarey but true)
the question i ask is can't alfa make a decent cam belt, dunno
but they sure can make a good car
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