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Timing belt cover: To replace, or not to replace?

 
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bureau13  



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:22 am    Post subject: Timing belt cover: To replace, or not to replace? Reply with quote

So how many of you replaced your timing belt cover? This thing is annoying. I know of at least one car that was purchased (used) with no timing belt cover, so a PO at least did not replace that one (assuming they all came with them). I thought I read once that someone in the 928 world didn't replace theirs and noticed increased belt wear, but I could be remembering that wrong.

(I'm assuming for the sake of argument that I'm able to eventually get it off without going mad and cutting it off or something)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both my cars have no cover.
I don't drive in extreme conditions and that's working fine for me.
The belt is cheap and i replace them every other year.
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bureau13  



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds good to me...just need to get the thing off now!

morghen wrote:
Both my cars have no cover.
I don't drive in extreme conditions and that's working fine for me.
The belt is cheap and i replace them every other year.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

careful not to damage/cut the timing belt while you're taking the cover off.
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Cédric  



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The engine looks nicer with a nice painted cover imo. I trimmed it a little bit and now it's super easy to take of.
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Dutch924-racer  



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have cut the lower part of, it is now very easy to install
Just one extra bracket with a rubber to keep it steady.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm kinda liking this idea of trimming the cover so it fits easily...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drilled out the spot welds holding the the lower flange section and removed it. Much easier to deal with, but to be honest, I've yet to replace it as I wanted to recheck belt tension after a water pump replacement.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the look seeing the cam wheel spinning.. Different strokes..

I also grab and inspect my timing belt like every time I open my hood, and before I close my hood I almost always check very well that I haven't left anything in there that can get caught in the timing belt..

I think the 928 belt cover is more of like a sealed belt compartment type thing that keeps the belts perfectly clean, no?

The 931 cover is more of a, don't get your fingers or large foreign objects in there, sort of thing, I think..
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to install mine, took it in hand, watched closely what I need to do to install it... put it on shelf. I’m not missing it at all. And me as well - I like to see the timing wheel spinning.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are correct, the 928 cover is in three parts and covers the belt and various rotating bits completely.

Fasteddie313 wrote:
I like the look seeing the cam wheel spinning.. Different strokes..

I also grab and inspect my timing belt like every time I open my hood, and before I close my hood I almost always check very well that I haven't left anything in there that can get caught in the timing belt..

I think the 928 belt cover is more of like a sealed belt compartment type thing that keeps the belts perfectly clean, no?

The 931 cover is more of a, don't get your fingers or large foreign objects in there, sort of thing, I think..

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had mine on for the last year. Less clutter in the garage for me, and it looks cool! I can still see the timing marks if needed.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny, I've been debating on whether or not to put it back on before I wrap up this maintenance! Still can't decide!!

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Update: installed it today.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacobroufa wrote:
Update: installed it today.


I'm regretting week-ago-me's decision to do this, after last night's debacle with the leaking water pump... I'll probably still put it back after it's all said and done anyhow!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacobroufa wrote:
Update: installed it today.


I'm regretting week-ago-me's decision to do this, after last night's debacle with the leaking water pump... I'll probably still put it back after it's all said and done anyhow!
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