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Timing belts from Contitech

Published:  26 March, 2014

The service sticker which is supplied with all Contitech timing belts and belt kits enables you to note the mileage reading and change date of the belt and other components which were also replaced. The improved sticker is made of a foil material which protects against soiling and premature fading.

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    A number of timing chains and timing chain kits are new to Dayco's product line-up. The chain kit range includes all the necessary tensioners, sprockets and guides to enable you to complete a full chain replacement. The top 50 part numbers are offered to cover the vast majority of applications likely to enter the workshop. References of note include the GM derived 1.3 litre JTDm/JTD/MJTD units, one for the 1.0 litre Toyota models and one for the numerous Seat, Skoda and VW 1.2 litre applications. Individual chains are supplied for the popular BMW 2.0 litre TD and Ford's 1.8i.

  • Opportunities ahead 

    Over the last decade, sales of timing belt kits have increased and individual belt sales have declined as repairers take the wise decision to replace the belt alongside associated components. The next opportunity for workshops, according to Dayco, concerns the front-end auxiliary drive (FEAD) system which is subject to similar mileage to the timing drive system, so similar service principles should be applied to the auxiliary belt and its components. Some VMs have introduced a service interval for the auxiliary belt which will lead to extra revenue for independents. The firm supplies more than 700 tensioners and idlers to complement its 800 plus range of auxiliary belts. In addition, a belt in oil replacement cartridge for the Ford 'Lynx' 1.8-litre diesel unit has just been announced. As Ford's power transmission supply partner, it developed the world's first belt-in-oil drive system in 2008 which has been widely used across its portfolio of cars. This substitutes the chain driven system and includes the cartridge with the corresponding belt pulleys

  • Mounting sets 

    Accessory drive kits complete with V-ribbed belts and spanners are now offered by ContiTech after recently expanding its range of kits which comprise timing belt kits with the water pump included. It has also just started offering mounting sets for torsional vibration dampers, for use when TVDs need replacing and the manufacturer specifies these should be changed at the same time. Product manager Rene Borries says: "Previously, the workshops had to put a lot of effort themselves into identifying and obtaining the correct bolts for fastening the belt pulleys," often, direct from the VM. In other news, its website for belt drive components has been simplified to make it easier to find what you need.

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    The water pumps in ContiTech's belt kits with pump, are now badged ContiTech as the company now sources the components direct from the manufacturer. When changing the belt the firm recommends changing the water pump if it is driven by the belt. A faulty water pump can cause a lot of damage - such as an overheated engine or a damaged rotor drive which can then damage the timing belt.

  • From strength to strength 

    A further 62 part numbers, incorporating 25 brake discs, 21 filters and 16 hub assembly kits, join Comline's 7,500-strong product range. The products cover all major European, Japanese and Korean vehicles and include an air filter for Fiat 500, oil filter for Renault Master, Nissan Qashqai+2, Vauxhall Movano, a brake disc for BMW's 2, 3 and 4 Series and a hub assembly kit for the Nissan Qashqai.


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