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post #19 of (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 12:20 PM
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Exit 10A, RT 42 NJ
Model: '98 Valkyrie
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Originally Posted by DaveO430 View Post
But they have nothing to do with emissions & when they break there are no more emissions.

huh? cam timing can be off due to belts, such as a stretched belt, which affects emissions. some engines are not interference engines, jumping a tooth on a belt, engine would still run, but bad emissions.

the materials of the belt do not degrade, otherwise Honda would have given a time to change if age was a problem on their flagship model which could be had with a seven yr warranty.
the belts are very under stressed, not exposed to the elements and high underhood engine heat.

I just checked mine at 62000 miles when I was changing heads. The belts looked new, zero wear.
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