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Timing belt - tensions in ft/lbs not Hz....

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Hello

i have purchased one of these

https://www.drapertools.com/product/53352/Expert-Timing-Belt-Tension-Gauge

to try to take the guess work out of the belt tension...

could someone please advise on the correct tension for a OEM belt ( I think it’s 100 ftlbs?)

also I might fit a “Blue belt” has anyone got a sweet spot tension for that in ft lbs?  

Thanks for all help

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Wow, that was expensive.

 

 

The mechanical gauges (Lotus/Boroughs or Krikit2) have verified tension in pounds.  The values are different for each brand.

 

The blue Gates Racing belts are a bit tricky. There isn't a Lotus spec for those.

 

Some people just look for a 45 degree twist between the intake and auxiliary cam wheels...:sofa:

 

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