GATES: Importance of loosening the camshaft sprocket while setting the timing belt tension

For plenty of modern engines, either the car manufacturer’s installation instructions or the Gates kits specify that the camshaft sprocket must be loose when setting the timing belt. This helps you to get the engine in the correct position(TDC or top dead center) and to get the timing belt’s load distribution right from the very start. In this article we will describe the different procedures and their influence on the load distribution in the drive.

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