2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
Every modern driver who at least somehow understands cars has the idea that the timing belt also belongs to the consumables, which should be changed in accordance with the established regulations. However, if you take into account a number of nuances, then this product can take much longer than stated in the technical description for the car. First of all, you need to pay attention to the load for the power unit.
If with a new belt you can turn the motor and nothing happens to it, then a used product under constant high loads can burst at the most inopportune moment. Based on this, we can draw a small conclusion that the motorist will have to reconsider his driving style. It will have to exclude sharp accelerations and the same deceleration of the car.
You need to understand that not only the operation of the power unit at high speeds with sharp shifts affects the condition of the belt. Any additional stress also has a detrimental effect. It cannot be ruled out that the belt may break during the process of starting the engine. It is during this period of time that a large load is imposed on the product. Most often, belts break when starting the internal combustion engine due to a breakdown of the standard pump, in which the bearings simply crumble over time.
Whatever rules and nuances are taken into account, the timing belt should be changed in a timely manner. And if the driver has financial difficulties, then this process will have to be prepared in advance. It is necessary to take into account the fact that repairing a power unit is significantly more expensive than scheduled maintenance. In extreme cases, you can postpone the replacement of the product for several thousand kilometers, and this is associated with an additional risk.