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Racing Performance Timing Belts


No Other Belts Help Protect Engine Investment While Delivering High Performance Like Gates RPM Timing Belts

Gates RPM Timing Belts are incredibly strong and extremely heat resistant. Constructed of HNBR elastomeric composites, Gates RPM Timing Belts are as much as 300% stronger than stock belts and deliver up to three times the heat resistance. You can count on them to hold up to the rigors of high horsepower, which is extremely important with interference engines.

Racing Performance Timing Belts

  • Superior construction provides up to three times the heat resistance
  • Gripping teeth reinforced with aramid and nylon rubber minimize wear
  • As much as 300% stronger than the standard aftermarket belt
  • Withstand the rigors of high horsepower

Free Running or Interference Engine?  You and Your Customers Need to Know.

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.

Want to learn more?  Click here for Gates' Timing Belt Interval Replacement Guide.  For your convenience, interference engines have been footnoted with a star in the application listings of this publication. This lets you easily identify them, and pass that information on to your customers.






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