ContiTech expands its range of timing-belt products as an alternative to chain-driven timing gear for European OEMs and the aftermarket. The supplier says an independent engineering study reveals a belt drive ensures lower fuel consumption than a chain drive and, as a result, reduces carbon-dioxide emissions. Timing belts also are lighter and quieter and resist stretching, which regulates timing more efficiently. “The EcoBoost, Ford’s engine of the year, runs with belts, ...

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