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s70 98 new timing belt sitting on the edge of the pulley and sprockets

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Re: s70 98 new timing belt sitting on the edge of the pulley and sprockets

Post by MoVolvos » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:09 pm

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One last thought perhaps the water pump is sticking further out, due to different casting tolerances, than the OEM pumps?


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Re: s70 98 new timing belt sitting on the edge of the pulley and sprockets

Post by erikv11 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:50 pm

Very similar to my experience: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forum ... hp?t=73552

I ran the Gates belt for about 5k miles because we put the car in service somewhere else for a several months, then when we got it back here I put in a Continental belt. It tracks straight with the Conti belt. The Conti belt is about 17 bucks (?) for the record.


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Re: s70 98 new timing belt sitting on the edge of the pulley and sprockets

Post by luckykolo » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:33 pm

MoVolvos wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:01 pm
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In your photo (link below) the old belt was riding further in on the cam sprocket.

https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forum ... &mode=view

In your video the belt is riding on the edge of the sprocket.
that's the picture from the engine side.



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Re: s70 98 new timing belt sitting on the edge of the pulley and sprockets

Post by luckykolo » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:37 pm

erikv11 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Very similar to my experience: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forum ... hp?t=73552

I ran the Gates belt for about 5k miles because we put the car in service somewhere else for a several months, then when we got it back here I put in a Continental belt. It tracks straight with the Conti belt. The Conti belt is about 17 bucks (?) for the record.
hmmm, just got the answer from Gates representative: "Generally speaking, the cord fuzzing a little bit is nothing to worry about" & "Slight axial movement is acceptable which is based on how the belt is cut at the plant. I’m more concerned with the belt hanging over the edge of the pulleys."
I should have done the job myself. I was busy and wanted to save some time...



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Re: s70 98 new timing belt sitting on the edge of the pulley and sprockets

Post by luckykolo » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:39 pm

MoVolvos wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:09 pm
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One last thought perhaps the water pump is sticking further out, due to different casting tolerances, than the OEM pumps?
That's possible. They also used some type of liquid gray gasket on the pump.



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