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Has anyone heard of a chain timing belt upgrade being done on a 360?

Discussion in '360/430' started by enasiwear, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. enasiwear

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    just curious if someone makes it or has done it? seems like it would make a rock solid car even more bullet proof :)
     
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  3. RayJohns

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    what is the point? The belts aren't really much of a weak link if you ask me.

    Ray
     
  4. FerrariDublin

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    Extensive re-engineering would be required as chain drive of cams requires oil lubrication and since the 360's design has the timing belts on the exterior of the engine it would be a major job to achieve.

    Nice thought though!
     
  5. TheMayor

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    I did it. I bought a 430.
     
  6. FerrariDublin

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    The easiest option for sure!
     
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  8. enasiwear

    enasiwear Rookie

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    going froma 360 to a 430 is a 50k option lol, i was seeing if there was a 5k option at worst haha, but i agree, 430 is next on my list
     
  9. TheMayor

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    The 360 is a wonderful machine but the 430 is worth every penny.
     
  10. PAP 348

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    For the cost to develop/manufacture a timing chain 'upgrade' for the 360 you could get a lifetime of major services on your 360! :eek::eek:

    Nice idea though and I actually thought I saw a thread here on Fchat where a 308 owner was considering or actually MAKING a timing chain conversion for his 308? :):)

    Dont quote me though, I could be wrong. ;);)
     
  11. PAP 348

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    Very good! :eek::eek:
     
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  13. brokenarrow

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    Weight, and changes not recommended by F is not a good idea. It's just too much to buy a new engine if you ask me.
     
  14. Rifledriver

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    Not too many people interested in spending that much time and money to cure a nonexistant problem.
     
  15. TheMayor

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    This should be cut and pasted into every worried discussion about those infamous TEEE Belts!
     

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