Spring is the season for Porsche 924/944 timing belt calls and quotes, and invariably someone always needs one “redone” because all the parts were not replaced or replaced correctly.
There is a huge temptation to do the “economy job” on these, but this is a false economy, and over the years, I’ve seen timing belts replaced with the old balance shaft belt and tensioners left. They rarely make it to the next service, which results in significant engine damage when they fail. Do it right the first time, and you won’t have to pay twice.
Easy oversight on this job is to mistime the balance shafts, so the weights on the shafts, which are meant to cancel out the engine vibration, actually ADD to it. Not a good thing.
There is real science and trick to doing this correctly, and over the last 30 years, we’ve corrected many of these that have come out of other service facilities. I’ve even made a mistake a few times but caught it quickly.
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