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EA81 Timing Belts??
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:08 AM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:29 AM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:39 AM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 11:17 AM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 11:48 AM
145K, ouch, how could you do that to a baby
Posted 16 October 2003 - 02:14 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 03:04 PM
ive seen some motors apart that had 300k on them and the timing gears were still within factory specks....
145k. boy that motors should have been almost new..
Posted 16 October 2003 - 04:11 PM
EA82's on the other hand have OHC's with 2 timing belts.
Posted 17 October 2003 - 04:13 AM
So now the real question.
Riddle me this Batman...
So why did SOA change from a non-maintenance item (timing gear) that would seemingly last forever and never enter the realm of the dreaded interference engine mishaps with broken/jumped timing belts destroying engines etc. in favor of the belted system?
Posted 17 October 2003 - 04:52 AM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 05:32 AM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 05:39 AM
It has two belts.
If you do decide on doing the belt job, there are a few other items you would be well advised to change while you are in there.
The EA82T in the Loyale is a somewhat different beast than your ol' reliable EA81
If you plan on keeping her, a FSM should be on your shopping list
Posted 17 October 2003 - 08:23 AM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 12:38 PM
I do have a FSM for '85 EA82 which seems to cover most of what I need. Fortunately, I've found this board which should help cover any other problems.
Posted 17 October 2003 - 01:05 PM
it's not all that great, but you can get a good idea of it.
Posted 11 January 2004 - 11:17 PM
just a bit of scorn for not providing a link to the page
consider it a long time bump
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