Belts with and without 'dimple': round belt profiles


Timing belt with or without dimple? That’s not the question!

The OE timing belt for certain Fiat Group, VAG and PSA engines may have a 'dimple' or groove in the teeth, where the OE-quality aftermarket Gates replacement sometimes does not. This is, however, no cause for concern since the tooth profiles are completely interchangeable!

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Diagnosing a noisy accessory belt drive

Noise from the accessory belt drive system does not always mean that the belt is causing this noise.  Noise is more likely to be caused by belt misalignment, a lack of tension or a worn part in the drive system.

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