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Old 09-07-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Aftermarket Timing Belt Guide - Worth it or not?

Hey guys,

Get ready to reassembly my motor, already getting a Gates Racing Timing belt. Don't kno if I should get an aftermarker belt guide though? What do you guys think? I have only seen a few ones, which ones are most commonly used?

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Old 09-07-2010, 02:20 PM   #2
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I went through a few belt guides when I was doing my build. They just aren't too strong and tend to bend with higher RPM. I was going through timing belts left and right. The old guide would bend and cut into the belt. Not too much fun. Especially when you are going through a timing belt every 2 weeks.

I replaced mine with a cosworth belt guide. Haven't had an issue since.

http://cosworthusa.com/store/pc/view...2&idproduct=39
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:29 PM   #3
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I have a cossy one too, but it seems to be a tad tight up against the belt, id go with the Tomei its a little cheaper, wraps around more, but im not sure if it fits any better.
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Thanks for the input
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I am. seams to be as well built as the cosworth piece i had before. Timing cover is coming off soon after 1000 miles, will see how it is working.
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I have a cossy one too, but it seems to be a tad tight up against the belt, id go with the Tomei its a little cheaper, wraps around more, but im not sure if it fits any better.
My mechanic uses a business card folded over to check clearance. Is it tighter than that?
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Yeah it was a little tighter using a Gates belt (used the same method) i havent had the motor out since it was built so i cant see if its worn but im sure it probably is.

The one Import Image has looks like the Tomei one, so its probably just as good as the cossy or similar.
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