Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Quebexico, Canada
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,990
Well, rubber is rubber no matter what you add in it to strengthen it. I have seen Honda's Nissan's and other imports have their cam belt changed to chains. They run 400, 500 and even 600 bhp with these. My question is if it can be done for an import, how come a reputable machine shop has not thought of producing them to the Ferrari folks.
Pulleys can be changed to accommodate this and a custom shop can also make a chain cover to replace the timing belt cover as well. Water pumps do not need to be changed that often, its just recommended since you have to remove it to do the belt.
Belts in imports last 90k so on a Ferrari 30k
So a chain on an import, aprx 300K on a Ferrari 80K - 100K or so !
Seems to me that would be a good investment
~My 2 Cents~
1990 348 TS (87284)
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