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Round tooth sprocket and square toothed belt !

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I just noticed whilst looking at some photos I took when stripping out the engine, it had a square toothed timing belt on round toothed sprockets!!! was it luck that the motor survived or can you do this ?

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Hahahah I had that happen to me. A garage in the UK changed my belt at my request before I drove the car home to Stockholm. It survived that trip and the rest of the year before it was discovered. 

 

Short answer: yes, you can do this, but you probably shouldn't.

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This was on a car that I bought when the previous owner says " It hasn't done many miles since last service and belt change, so you don't have to worry about that for a while"  when I checked the service book it was indeed only 6000km but service was done in 2003 !!! I bought the car last year :-)  

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