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Re: Timing Belt question - need quick answer pls.. (archive)

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Posted by Mike M. on February 04, 2001 at 09:30:54:

In Reply to: Re: Timing Belt question - need quick answer pls.. posted by John on February 02, 2001 at 10:58:06:


remember that there is just a hair of stretch in this rubber belt. Without seeing the mark I couldn't say for sure. Remember when coming up on the mark, when you are turning it, come up slowly. If you get the crank mark just right on and not even a hair past and the cam mark is not right on I'd be a little worried. I know that if this belt breaks your engine is gone but if it's off by just one mark it would probably be ok to start. If anything was hitting in the engine you could probably feel it when you rotate the engine. You'll know if its lined up when you start it.

I thought their was a 127 and 128 tooth timing belt available for the 5 series. Are you sure you have the right belt for your application? This could account for your belt being one tooth off.

Mike M.



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