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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 1:22 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 2:03 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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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:21 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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morghen  



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:52 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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CÚdric  



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:54 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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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:30 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 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm kinda liking this idea of trimming the cover so it fits easily...
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