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Old 25 Feb 2013, 12:20 am
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Exclamation Clear Timing Belt Cover.

Just the other day I responded to a thread here something about the timing cover, can't remember exactly, and I said that it would be awesome if someone made the covers Clear instead, or See-Through. In a way to be able to see the belt at a glance.

Little did I know that they do make them..although I couldn't find any specific one to the PT Cruiser, I was very excited to see my idea was not so far-fetched.

Thought I'd share..and if anyone knows where to get one for a Cruiser, let me know.

This one looks close...But not it.



Here's a website I found.

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Old 25 Feb 2013, 11:30 am
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Whoa! Looks like I entered the forbidden zone, haha fifty something views and not one reply, come on guys you can do better. At least tell me to gtfo.

With so many of us wanting to know the conditions of our timing belts, at one point or another, I thought this would be somewhat of an interesting idea.
oh well..moving on.
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Old 25 Feb 2013, 01:01 pm
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Default Re: Clear Timing Belt Cover.

I didn't even think that would be an option. I'd expect the clear part would be took weak or crack easily. Or just get real dirty, so you couldn't see in anyway.

A while back, I had looked up a timing chain kit or gear drive kit, but never found any. I hate the idea of timing belts, because of the maintenance required. I'm sure there's probably a good reason they don't use chains or gears.
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Old 25 Feb 2013, 02:12 pm
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Default Re: Clear Timing Belt Cover.

You only need to see this once every 100,000 miles - easy enough to check the way it is. Sorry I did not know I had to respond just because I read it.
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Old 25 Feb 2013, 03:33 pm
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Default Re: Clear Timing Belt Cover.

hey junkie i had a old VW beattel and i did the young guy stuff chrome everything but i put a cleat distrubitor on it one day it wouldnt start and lucky for me i ahev some body crank it over and i could see the little rotor NOT moving sure made it easy sounds like a great idea to me id go for it if it was fairly easy to install
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I'm sure there's probably a good reason they don't use chains or gears.
The only reason is cost reduction. It's cheaper to make an engine that runs off a belt than it is a chain. Plus, chains require oil lubrication, which means more engineering on the engine itself. A belt is simply mounted on the outside of the engine on sprockets, which are sealed with cam and crank seals. Very simple compared to engineering in an oil lubricated chain system. It's all cost reduction.

Most premium/luxury/high end cars use chains because they tend not to cut corners.
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Old 26 Feb 2013, 06:00 pm
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and even the old double roller timing chains do wear out and espically if they some how get oil starved
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Old 26 Feb 2013, 06:07 pm
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A chain that big would be a nightmare. Tensioners guides, act. Remember breaking or noisey chains. You rarely seen 100k and the chain would be broken or rattling. Along with the fact that were interference motors. A short chain in a v8, OK but not on these twin cam cars for me.
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talk about a pain to change that puppy and the oil ti would take to keep it lubed do you think it would WHINE
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