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Oil on new Kevlar Timing Belt

Dan D

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I got my engine back yesterday from being assembled. It was laying sideways in a crate, well packed and protected. Problem is the oil cap got hit when they packed it and oil left in the head from priming leaked out into the crate. It left a puddle that the timing belt sat in. It was like this for 4 days until I unpacked it this morning.

Question is if I take the timing belt of and clean the belt and sprokets, am I taking a risk? Should I get the belt replaced or is a couple days with oil on part of it inconsequential?

(It's a greddy belt. The teeth on these things are still rubber like an oe belt.)
 

BoostedAWD91

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i would personally replace it cause oil isnt good for timing belt especially soaking in it for almost a week
 

Street Surgeon

Well-known member
Are you a gamblin' man? Personally I wouldn't risk my recently built motors livlihood on a timing belt that's sat in oil, but that's just me.
 

That sucks, I hate replacing parts that have never even been run.

I would replace it and then sell it on ebay as "Oil Soaked Kevlar Timing Belt, brand new."
 

3rdstrikedsm

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It will be fine just spray it down with simple green and hot water and it will be good to go or sell it to me and I will use it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

Dan D

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I talked to them. They're going to send me out a new belt so I don't have to worry.
 

Street Surgeon

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Where did you order it from if you don't mind my asking, that's some f'n customer service!
 

Dan D

Well-known member
Jack's Transmissions.

I had them do my rebuild since I wasn't finding the time (an infant in the house will do that I guess). Great to work with. When I added up just the parts/machine work they include in their economy build, it was almost a wash of doing everything myself.

By the time I bought a few extra special tools, all the parts, and spent the gas, shipping, time, etc - it's a good deal. They were excelent to work with through the whole process. Most importantly they answered any question I had, even if it was dumb and they answered correctly and completely with reasons why, past experience, etc.

 
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