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My *cracked* timing belt..

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by poch333, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. poch333

    poch333 New Member

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    This belt has been on for only 4 years, and less than 25K miles.. Those lines you see are all cracks.
     

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    1995EGGuy Senior Member

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    what brand is it? that shouldnt crack with 25k miles on it...
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    replace that shit, idiot!
     
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    poch333 New Member

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    I already did, asshole.
     
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    if you live someplace like arizon, new mexico or nevada, i wouldnt be that suprised.
     
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    lol, i love these unprovoked insults, Q. Why cant we all just get along? A. Fuck off you (racial slur)
     
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    quiet you or i shall taunt you a second time :)
     
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    did you or do you have an oil leak somewhere behind the cover? or is your belt tensioned so tight you could use it as a trampoline?
     
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    I have seen that with some of the aftermarket cheap timing belts. I would only use a oem belt or better ( TODA etc..)
     
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    The funny thing is, this belt was bought at a Honda dealer, and *seems* original, with "Honda" stamped on it.

    Weather could be a factor, it is definitely hot and humid here.

    Could the age of the belt have been a factor? 4 years may be too long to leave a belt on, even with low mileage.

    Also, there was an oil leak at the head cover gasket (which was fixed earlier). I suppose the oil could have gotten to it, but there wasn't any evidence of oil at the time I took the photo.

    The belt also didn't seem too tight, at least not when I saw it. Maybe it was too tight when installed, and loosened because of the cracks?
     
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    reikoshea: Why? Is this type of belt damage common in hot areas? Thanks.
     
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    rubber cracks under super hot temps, and those places are abnormally hot. its not the humidity, but the dry heat that will cause a belt to crack. happened to my alt belt after not driving for a few months. i guess thats just a texas summer.
     
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    That just looks too tight, 4 years of sitting is way too long too.
    Expect your tires to explode soon.
     
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    honda does rate most of their timing belts for 6 years or 90K-105K i worked for a honda dealer for about 12 years. only time i have seen that with a honda belt when its very old over 6 years or like mentioned in very dry heat.If that belt was too tight you would have heard it whistle like a supercharger.
     
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    totalautosports: so you think this wasn't caused by being too tight, or by heat? Could oil contamination have done this kind of damage?
     
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    the heat is very possiable may be a comination of the both. oil usually makes it stretch and it will look very oily like tire shine.
     
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