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TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT – Really ignorant question

Question on timing belt replacement

Why a belt and not a Chain?

Why exactly does the timing belt have to be replaced every 70k miles on the ’98 v70? More-so, is it not possible for someone to make better-quality parts that would last longer? Or is it just a case that nobody cared enough to engineer better after-market parts?

Really ignorant question about timing belt replacement

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I don’t think that is a stupid question at all regarding the timing belt. I Jay’s response was very rude. A belt is used because it is quieter and lighter and probably cheaper.. Many new cars use them.I think they could be made more durable but the makers don’t want to. I bought a Kevlar belt for my car. It will probably last forever from the looks. But it was pricey. So I don’t think that is a stupid question at all.

The best timing belt can only go to 70,000 miles. Next time buy a car with timing chain (there is your better part).

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