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Old 03-05-2019, 08:34 PM   #11
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Maybe it's an aftermarket cam gear and it's like that to prevent the belt from walking off? That's my best guess, not sure how a "rubber" belt could wear metal down that bad.
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My aluminum adjustable cam gears are worn worse that on my ZX3. Gates belt has been on for maybe 70,000 miles. Have to get a pic up later.
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Maybe it's an aftermarket cam gear and it's like that to prevent the belt from walking off? That's my best guess, not sure how a "rubber" belt could wear metal down that bad.
Did anyone ever make an aftermarket VCT gear?
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Probably just crappy gear machine work. If wear the belt teeth would likely bottom out on groove yet not be tight on top of tooth. Somebody could pic the gear end on with belt still on it and tell easy.

Aluminum gears wear like lightning compared to steel ones, which really don't unless left running longterm with no covers, My SOHC wore that gear pretty bad, it had no covers on it at all. A rubber belt CAN wear the pulley teeth quite a bit if you are in a dusty climate.
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Probably just crappy gear machine work. If wear the belt teeth would likely bottom out on groove yet not be tight on top of tooth. Somebody could pic the gear end on with belt still on it and tell easy.

Aluminum gears wear like lightning compared to steel ones, which really don't unless left running longterm with no covers, My SOHC wore that gear pretty bad, it had no covers on it at all. A rubber belt CAN wear the pulley teeth quite a bit if you are in a dusty climate.
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