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AskPatty.com, Inc Auto Tips and Car Care: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 10th, 2015 5:20pm

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car. An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slip – or a broken timing belt – can be disastrous on some engines. In “interference” engines, open valves can get in the way of ...


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AskPatty.com, Inc Vehicle Maintenance Tips and Videos: Timing Belt Overview

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 11th, 2015 9:45am

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute. The timing belt’s critical job is to make sure that all of this happens as it should – at precisely the right time. If the timing is off, your engine won’t run efficiently or maybe not at all ...


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Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Thousand Oaks Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 3rd, 2015 8:47am

Knowing how their engine works can help Thousand Oaks drivers make informed decisions about car care and prevent expensive repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts. An engine’s power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down while the engine is running. Power is generated in a cycle that includes four strokes of the piston. First, ...


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Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 30th, 2012 11:25am

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine, has to do with the combustion cycle. Your car engine has cylinders in which a piston travels up and down. At the top of the cylinders are valves open ...


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