- 1 How do you know what size timing belt to get?
- 2 What are the different types of timing belts?
- 3 What is HTD timing belt?
- 4 Are timing belts Universal?
- 5 Is toothed belt same as timing belt?
- 6 How do you pick a pitch belt?
- 7 How long can you go without changing your timing belt?
- 8 Is a timing chain better than a timing belt?
- 9 How long do timing chains last?
- 10 What is timing belt pitch?
- 11 Are Gates timing belts good?
- 12 Do timing belts have backlash?
- 13 What is the average cost to replace a timing belt?
- 14 How often should you change your timing belt?
- 15 What company makes the best serpentine belts?
How do you know what size timing belt to get?
How to Design a Timing Belt
- Determine the peak torque for your drive.
- Determine the largest pulley diameters that can be utilised, considering the space limitations and drive ratio of your system.
- Select the belt tooth profile (contact us for advice if required).
- Calculate the teeth in mesh (T.I.M.)
What are the different types of timing belts?
Timing belts are available in two sizes: in metric (millimetres) and imperial (inches) dimensions. The profile of the inner teeth of the belt which goes over the outer teeth of the pulley is the second most important factor. The most common forms are the trapezoidal and round tooth shape.
What is HTD timing belt?
HTD Timing Belt Fenner HTD timing belts are the first generation of metric curvilinear tooth form synchronous belts for high torque drives. With their associated Taper Lock® Pulleys, they form cost effective drives for medium duty applications. Curvilinear tooth improves stress distribution for higher tooth strength.
Are timing belts Universal?
We’ll cut straight to the answer to the question we raised in the introduction: no, these belts are not interchangeable. Let us explain On many timing belts, the pitch between the teeth is exactly the same and you may not be able to spot any differences with the naked eye.
Is toothed belt same as timing belt?
The belts run over matching toothed pulleys or sprockets. A major use of toothed belts is as the timing belt used to drive the camshafts within an automobile or motorcycle engine. As toothed belts can deliver more power than a friction-drive belt, they are used for high-power transmissions.
How do you pick a pitch belt?
- Length, Width, and Number of Teeth – For a given pitch, a selected number of teeth will determine the belt length.
- Pitch is the most important consideration when searching for metric pitch timing belts.
- Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS) is the breaking strength or tension rating.
How long can you go without changing your timing belt?
On average you can expect a timing belt to last 60,000 miles to 100,000 miles. This will change based on the make, model, and year of your vehicle. Every manufacturer has their specific recommended years or mileage to replace the belt.
Is a timing chain better than a timing belt?
Most automakers recommend replacing the timing belt every 60,000 to 105,000 miles. Timing chains are heavier and more complex than timing belts, but they also last much longer. Really, unless there’s a problem, timing chains don’t have a replacement interval.
How long do timing chains last?
The metal links in the chain move on the tooth sprockets on the end of the crankshaft and crankshaft so that they rotate together. The timing chain normally needs to be replaced between 40,000 and 100,000 miles unless there is a problem.
What is timing belt pitch?
Timing belt pitch refers to the center-to-center distance between the center of one tooth on a pulley to the center of the adjacent tooth. This timing belt tooth geometry is often a patented feature of a specific timing belt manufacturer.
Are Gates timing belts good?
Yes, Gates timing belts are still pretty good. Even though not all their parts are made in Japan anymore, they still lead the market.
Do timing belts have backlash?
This clearance is needed to allow the belt teeth to enter and exit the grooves smoothly with a minimum of interference. The amount of clearance necessary depends upon the belt tooth profile. Trapezoidal Timing Belt Drives are known for having relatively little backlash.
What is the average cost to replace a timing belt?
The average cost to replace a timing belt will be anywhere from $300 to $500 in total (more for larger cars, trucks, and SUVs). The timing belt itself will usually only cost less than $50 but the majority of a timing belt job is spent on labor. The cost of the labor will be anywhere from $250 to $450 or more.
How often should you change your timing belt?
Since the timing belt has such an important job, it’s crucial to have it replaced regularly. In most cases, there is no indication that a timing belt is becoming worn. Often times, it just breaks. That’s why most manufacturers recommend you have your vehicle’s timing belt replaced every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.
What company makes the best serpentine belts?
Best Serpentine Belts: Top Picks For Keeping Your Engine Active
- ACDelco 6K930.
- Bando 6PK1305.
- Gates K081264HD.