Timing Belt Replacement
Timing Belt Fitting
Engines come in many variations: single overhead cam (OHC), double Overhead Cam (DOHC), overhead valve (OHV) and the engine timing-cam belt can be used to drive other essential components such as the water pump and fuel injection pump on diesel engines.
The belt can run a series of pulleys from three on a simpler OHC Engine to 8 on a performance V6, V8 Engine layout.Timing belt fitting is a complex operation that requires a great deal of labour to do properly.
It is worth ensuring that other components likely to suffer the same wear and tear as the timing belt and might require a major service or replacement before your next timing belt change are replace at the same time.
Maximize timing belt life and service intervals. Consider replacing the water pump if it’s driven off the same belt, also the camshaft and crankshaft oil seals. If the camshaft oil seal or crankshaft oil seal fail then oil will impregnate the cam belt causing failure.
Water Pump Replacement
It’s often worth changing the water pump when booking your car in for a replacement timing belt: Water pumps can last for up to 100,000 miles so it makes sense to pay one labour cost rather than waiting for water pump failure or vehicle breakdown before fitting a new water pump.