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But, what are 29 and 23??? it says that its a protection but is it really necessary or can I just put the timing guards and not these pieces?
Another thing, there are two types of guards the 3 bolt old ones and the revised 5 bolt. Will there be any problem if i put the 3 bolt old ones? Or is there something wrong with them and should be changed for the 5 bolt?
29 and 23 are shields that prevent oil from contaminating the belts should the camshaft seals leak. They need to be installed BEFORE the belts. You can leave them off with no problems. Just get them and install them next time you change the belts. If your camshaft seals are leaking then you will need to change the seals and the belts and make sure you put these plates in. If the camshafts are not leaking you are fine leaving these plates out.
As for the 3 bolt vs. 5 bolt, the cover is just a machinery guard and doesn't affect the operation or performance of the engine, it just keeps rocks and fingers and squirrels out of the belts. Given the option I'd go with the 5 bolt. With the 3 bolt if one loosens there is only 2 holding it on. There is no problem with the 3 bolt but if that's the one you get consider just a drop of blue Loctite on the bolt threads.
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