This means Gates is able to cover the Aftermarket with timing belts that are OE-equivalent, or better, in service life and performance. Need to know more about interference engines? We have provided information below.
Our timing belts are manufactured using the same high grade materials and processes as the OE to ensure superior heat and contamination resistance. Import or domestic, Gates timing belts provide the most extensive coverage in the industry.
Aramid reinforced nylon jackets and back side jackets for longer wear
High grade HNBR rubber for superior heat and contamination resistance
Premium high strength tensile members
Most extensive coverage in the industry. Import or Domestic
Automobile engines can be classified as either Free-Running or Interference, depending on what occurs if piston/valve synchronization is lost.
Interference engines usually sustain damage if synchronization is lost. Damage can occur to valves, pistons, or heads, and in some cases, completely ruin the engine. Most import (with higher compression engines) and most car and light truck diesel engines are interference. To avoid costly engine repairs, follow the auto manufacturers’ mileage replacement recommendations or we recommend timing belt replacement at around 60,000 miles.
Most imports (with higher compression engines) and most car and light truck diesel engines are interference engines.
Gates water pumps are recognized in the industry for their durability and superior quality. Every Gates water pump is constructed with premium alloy materials and a 100% functional test of seals and bearings along with a 100% leakage test for both the casting and assembled water pump. We are committed to selling the highest quality new, never remanufactured, water pumps in the aftermarket. Our end goal is to provide our customers with worry-free operation for the life of their vehicle.
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