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Question about Gates Timing belt Differences

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I know this question was asked a long time ago and could not find thru "search"..does anybody know the difference between the Gates belt(s) T304/T307..both have the same demensions and exchange interval..would the teeth be slightly different??

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[...]does anybody know the difference between the Gates belt(s) T304/T307..both have the same demensions and exchange interval..would the teeth be slightly different??

Yes, there's a difference in the teeth between the 304 and 307 belts. See:

http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/showthread.php?t=93767

 

For application, see:

http://www.gatesoe.com/documents/Gates%20Import%20Applications_web.pdf

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so if your car takes a Gates 307 timing belt..then you can not upgrade to the older style tensioner without also getting the matching TB ( has a different length requirement and tooth design) plus all toothed pulleys or wheels would also have to exchanged to fit the different belt

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FWIW if you want to save some money on that belt, buy a T-belt from NAPA. They are made by Gates, and resonably priced. I just did a reseal on my 99 Lego. I bought all my parts there and was curious about the belt. Sure enough on the back of the box it said manuf by gates for NAPA. I was like cool!

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