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Do you think that ALFA should move to a cam chain or stay with the belts?
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Belt.............. makes them more exotic (=rare )
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Re: Chain or belt

What's the difference to a layman?
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What's the difference to a layman?

Probably a couple of grand if the (more likely to, rubber)
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Probably a couple of grand if the (more likely to, rubber)
belt snaps.

True, but IIRC from the old days when chains were more common, didn't they stretch more and need more regular adjustments? I seem to remember a mate's sweet little V4 Fulvia has an official service interval of something tiny like 3 or 4k primarily because of the chain.
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Chain.

TSpark 133k miles no problems (chain adjusted once).

QV 137k miles belt gone at 100k and a £2.5k head rebuild (not sure when and how often the belt had been changed prior, not much history with the car).
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Re: Chain or belt

I think we should go back to gear driven cams and pushrod valve actuation.

Nah.. I think the chains are the only good thing about the GM based engine and that belts are a cheap option for the manufacturer. But not the owner when the need changing or they break.
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To hell with both of 'em, we want pushrods & ohv
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I'd have thought you'd be more rubber belt !?

 
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Don't care, providing the maintenance interval is set correctly
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Re: Chain or belt

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Do you think that ALFA should move to a cam chain or stay with the belts?
Well My V6 and the 2,2JTS in the 159 is CHAIN driven...

Belts are for holding up trousers...

but seriously every belt driven engine even with appropriate service intervals runs a much more significant risk of failure when compared to a chain driven engine - it is however cheaper to manufacture......

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Re: Chain or belt

my miss had a nissan mirca (wot a great car you cant go wrong with one) and they are on a chain the car had 103000 miles on her and still sounded mint and she ramped the sh*t out of it as it was only a 1.0ltr but fast as for a 1 ltr and the car is still going today as we sold it to a friend
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