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Timing belt versus timing chain

Timing belt versus timing chain What does a timing belt do? What does a timing chain do? Every internal combustion engine contains a crankshaft and at least one camshaft. Both the crankshaft and camshaft must rotate in precise synchronization with each other to avoid the pistons hitting an open valve. There are three ways to do that: gear, chain, or a belt. All three methods accomplish the same goal, rotate the crankshaft and camshaft in synchronization with each other. There are advantages and disadvantages to each method. Timing gears In … Read More


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