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Why do subys eat T-belts
Posted 13 December 2001 - 10:08 PM
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Posted 14 December 2001 - 05:15 AM
Regarding the load on the belts - keep in mind that the left belt drives the oil pump and distributor. The distributor probably doesn't strees it much, but I suspect the oil pump is a load (and very constant). This is why the large majority of the time, when a belt breaks, it's the left one.
Posted 14 December 2001 - 08:32 AM
model years 85-90+.............
ps. don´t shoot me , I have.....
Posted 14 December 2001 - 10:49 AM
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Posted 15 December 2001 - 02:41 AM
thats how i got the car for free from my dad
Posted 15 December 2001 - 06:25 PM
Posted 15 December 2001 - 11:18 PM
Posted 16 December 2001 - 06:42 AM
The so called "little load" is one of the causes that make them break.
The second cause, in relation to that is that they are manual adjusted which should be done every now and then.
When turning a camshaft by hand you can feel what a belt gos thru. First the cam must be pulled over the valve spring tension and the next moment the spring tension towards the cam gives a strong push foreward. This gives a havy to and fro snatching on the belt which is more or less compensated by the next spring and cam. Since there are only 4 valves for one belt there is not such compensation, so a loose T belt will brake sooner.
If there are 4 cylinders for one belt the follow ups of the valve spring tensions are closer and so are the compensations.
Adjust the belts frequently so they will not brake that soon.
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