Can A Water Pump Gasket Be Reused?

The water pump is a critical component of engine operation. It keeps coolant flowing through the engine and radiator to dissipate the heat created from combustion and friction. Water pump failure can quickly cause an engine to overheat, resulting in catastrophic damage. Sometimes a water pump gasket will start leaking, which causes people to wonder…

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How To Diagnose Belt And Timing Component Failures

The timing belt is one of a few belts in an engine. At the front of the engine, you’ll see a plastic or metal cover. Behind it is a timing belt. Many current vehicles have switched to a timing chain, but these two parts perform the same function. Timing chains usually last the life of…

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Is It The Timing Belt The Tensioner Or The Idler Pulley?

When an engine has timing belt issues, the root cause is not always the timing belt. It may be the timing belt tensioner or the idler pulley. It’s important to know which part is failing. That way, you can replace the failing part (and any other affected parts) to bring the timing belt assembly back…

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Setting Timing Belt Idler Torque

When installing a new timing belt, it’s important to tighten the timing belt idler pulley to the correct torque specs. The pulley can get loose over time from vibration. So when you’re in there, it’s worth taking the time to retighten the timing belt idler pulley. It’s very important to set the right amount of torque.

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Educating Customers On Timing Belt Tensioner Replacement

The timing belt tensioner is a part only a few customers know about. So when customers find out that their timing belt tensioner needs replacing, they may get confused or skeptical. Some may even refuse a timing belt tensioner replacement. It’s simply because they don’t know enough about it. That kind of negligence will be…

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How (And Why) To Measure Timing Belt Tension

Una correa de distribución es una correa de goma ubicada en la parte delantera del motor. Sincroniza la rotación del cigüeñal con la rotación del árbol de levas. Muchos motores modernos tienen un diseño de motor de interferencia. Esto significa que, si el movimiento de los pistones y el movimiento de las válvulas no están…

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