[s-cars] Serpantine belt breaking the timimg belt
Richard J Lebens
rick-l at rocketmail.com
Mon Jun 21 10:45:56 EDT 2004
I have heard the main advantages are less noise and cost.
--- Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com> wrote:
> My guess would be the weight factor. And maybe something to do with
> driving the water pump.
> At 09:37 AM 6/21/2004 -0400, Eric_R_Kissell at whirlpool.com wrote:
> >"Calvin & Diana Craig" <calvinlc at earthlink.net> wrote:
> >>Of course all this would be solved if the damn manufacturer wasn't
> >>to use a chain or timing gears in the first place.
> >Which opens the door for a debate as to why Audi (& Volkswagen)
> chose a
> >timing belt rather than a chain or gears.
> >What are the advantages of a timing belt over other options?
> >What are the disadvantages of a timing belt over other options?
> >In my job that we have to balance all of the design criteria and
> cost is
> >only one consideration. Has Audi chosen the timing belt alternative
> for any
> >reason other than cost? Is the cost actually less than other
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