Belt or chain ?
Question : CAN you explain why a half-cut Kelisa engine, imported from Japan, with
four-piston twin cam L5 660cc is using
timing chain and not timing belt ?
The timing belt needs to be replaced
What about a timing chain ?
I am not familiar with the differences
except that it is up to the manufacturer
during the design of the engine to opt for
either a chain drive or a belt drive.
The belt drive is quieter but has higher
wear whereas the chain lasts much longer
but is noisier.
Chains are hardly ever changed and are only replaced when the
engine is overhauled or there is too much slack or free play in
the chain and the chain adjustment mechanism cannot take up the