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Old 05-03-2005, 10:32 PM
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theres a special tool for that - ask your local garages if you can rent that tool from them or may be buy it at local Autoparts stores.
 
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Old 05-23-2005, 12:42 AM
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what is a timing belt, i'm kinda new.
 
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Old 05-23-2005, 05:56 PM
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what is a timing belt, i'm kinda new.
A timing belt rotates your cam gear...your cam gear is connected to you camshaft. It's called a timing belt, because the position of your cam gear effects the timing of your camshaft.

www.howstuffworks.com check out that site...it'll teach you more about engines.
 
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Old 05-23-2005, 09:10 PM
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Do you think that replacing the timing belt would be a good investment? Would a new cam shaft be better? How hard would it be for an 87 accord with like 130K miles?
 
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Old 05-23-2005, 09:34 PM
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Replacing the belts is part of the maintenance of the car...items that wear need changed everynow and then. Replacing a camshaft is often a performance mod, rather than a maintenance. Camshafts are solid and grinded down to the profile (or shapes) that it takes. So for maintenance don't worry about the cam.
 
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Old 05-23-2005, 09:42 PM
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Hey 6thGen, thats a good site for the answers..
Thanks for putting it in there for all to see...

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what is a timing belt, i'm kinda new.
A timing belt rotates your cam gear...your cam gear is connected to you camshaft. It's called a timing belt, because the position of your cam gear effects the timing of your camshaft.

www.howstuffworks.com check out that site...it'll teach you more about engines.
 
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