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    Global supplier of power transmission products to OE and aftermarket

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    Long established wholesale distributors of leading brand automotive components

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    Leading aftermarket brand of components for cars and commercial vehicles

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    An all-Ireland supplier of components, consumables & garage equipment

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    Leading Irish automotive components distributor and part of Temot International

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    Leading wholesale distributor in the field of car accessories, car care products and

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    German OE and aftermarket supplier of clutch and transmission components

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    Major global manufacturer of OE and aftermarket spark plugs and ignition components

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    Long-established premier vehicle component distributor

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    A high respected OE supplier with many leading aftermarket brands

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    Leader in the supply of a huge range of parts for Asian and American vehicles

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    Leading OE and aftermarket supplier of components, equipment and services

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    Specialist software provide to the motor trade and Irish agents for MAM

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    Importer and wholesale distributor of automotive panels, parts and lighting

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    All makes components supplier with over 40 year's market experience

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    Manufacturer and innovator in the supply of OE and aftermarket bearing technology

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    OE and aftermarket supplier of bearing technology and other automotive components

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    Major global supplier of automotive components including its renowned belt drive systems

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    Offering a wide range of new and remanufactured transmission, steering and braking

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    MANNOL suppliers of vehicle specific lubricants, additives and SCT components

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    A long established OE and aftermarket supplier of specialist engine components.

Conti Tips

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The timing belt in the engine, what exactly does it do? The timing belt controls the precise combustion process in the engine. Often it also carries out other tasks such as driving the injection pump, the water pump, or the differential shaft, whereby it is subjected to extreme fluctuations in temperature.

If a timing belt snaps under these harsh conditions or jumps by just a couple of teeth under this high load, the valves and pistons in the engine can collide forcefully. Every drivers nightmare - engine damage! This can sometimes even require a whole new engine. Replacing the belt at the right point in time costs much less than engine damage.

When is the right time to change a timing belt?
The change intervals stipulated for timing belts vary, depending on the vehicle manufacturer. They range from 25,000 - 75,000 miles (40,000 – 120,000 km), depending on the type of vehicle.

Original quality from Contitech
When opting to replace the timing belt and the idler, tensioning and guide pulleys, Contitech provides quality original equipment. Manufacturers have long placed their trust in ContiTech’s experience and products.  

For more Contitech tips contact Hella on 01-862-0000, or visit their website www.hella.ie.


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