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timing belt mods

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by montizano, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. montizano

    montizano New Member

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    hi has any one got or used the replacement timing gear kit from zeus engineering ? what is it like and dose it make the 110 200 tdi ? i am thinking of getting a kit for mine

    thanks

    johnboy
     
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    you might wanna google that. There have been a lot of reported problems with them.:(
     
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    From what i have read in the paste the gears are not finished to automotive standards;)
     
  4. Jerry1963

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    Done a bit of research on this. If you google the thing as the last person recommended you get bit of a mixed bag. Some for some against.
    I run a 300 Tdi and on the balance have decided to leave well alone, change the belt well within the recommended interval and keep an eye out for any nasty black belt bit in between.
    Belt failure is not so much of an issue in the 200's, so my advice would be to avoid the kit, they cost mega bucks anyway and if there is any cause for doubt in the design you could be trashin a perfectly good engine.
     
  5. discomania

    discomania Well-Known Member

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    It's terrible.

    Just change the belt regularly and thats that.
     
  6. montizano

    montizano New Member

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    ok thanks i will just change the belt
     
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    cost of a belt ? A tenner?

    Cost for a few pushrods after belt snaps? £30 ?

    Cost of a Zeus gearset? £££££££££££££££££££££££££££££

    Cost to replace destroyed engine following failure of Zeus gears?
    ££££££££££££££££££
    ££££££££££££££££££
    ££££££££££££££££££
    ££££££££££££££££££
    ££££££££££££££££££
     
  8. wiltshire landyman

    wiltshire landyman official lz salisbury plain guide

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    why mess with the standard stuff?..it works and has done for years
     
  9. Sean

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    ask Jai, he'll tell you they are the best thing since sliced bread