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If a timing belt has sat on the shelf/inside a car for 2+ years is it still ok?


thedsmguy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 971307 posted 02/20/11 10:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have a Napa (made by Gates) belt still in the box, probably bought two plus years ago. I was wondering if there would be any issues with longevity of it?

I cant imagine there would be but maybe?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 971311 posted 02/20/11 10:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'd say as long as it stayed dry then you are perfectly fine. You'd be surprised at how long some of that stuff sits on the parts store shelves.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 971344 posted 02/21/11 12:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It has not been under tension so I would say it is fine to use.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 971490 posted 02/21/11 04:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
They're fine on a car for more than 2 years...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 971492 posted 02/21/11 04:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It will be good, I bought a t belt three years ago and put it on last october. Runs fine.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 973066 posted 02/27/11 08:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
as long as it is not got wet or sat in the sun it should be fine

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