which are better and why.... Comp Cams, Jesel, Xceldyne??? thaughts and opinions...
Depends on the hours and the use. You're not going to have a ton of spring pressure or rpm, so you could conceivably get a season out of a belt. I'd change it every year and keep an eye on it.Anybody happen to know how often you have to change these belts on a lake boat ??
Regarding the jesel belt, would the black be seasonal and the white more than one season. we don't have long summer up here. Open engine compartment.Depends on the hours and the use. You're not going to have a ton of spring pressure or rpm, so you could conceivably get a season out of a belt. I'd change it every year and keep an eye on it.
Back when I first bought my Jesel,(early 90s) Jesel tech folks told me "Buy a spare, change it at the end of the first season, keep your original and you will never need another one". Based on this I ran one for 9 seasons and it did get oil on it more than once.)eek) Then I read on here that this is impossible so I ran out and bought a new one. Not suggesting this to anyone, just my personal experience.Tech line at Jesel told me, not for street use or constant driving.
suggested if I ran one to change the belt at least once during the seasonbulb
So I went with the chain
let me know if your gonna get rid of the belt drive...BTW..saw your heads the other day...looking good...Well chitsphss ... I just bought a comp belt drive for the 540 cause it waz supposed to be the "chit" .... I knew I should have went with the chain ... What kind of use will I get out of the belt before a change is needed ?? Or just change it out every season grn
spring pressure, RPM, and the length of the belt. Think about the amount of belt doing nothing between pulleys in a Civic. In the total length of the belt, maybe 15% is doing anything at any given moment. Divide the belt teeth by the pulley teeth and you get some idea of the ratio, compared to a cam in block setup. The belt on a V8 is just abused. look at blower belts. They transmit considerably more power, at a higher RPM and last for years. But look at the size.What's the reason for the big difference in longevity between these aftermarket performance beltdrives, and OEM beltdrives on shitboxes? Is it just the high spring pressure or is there more to it. Not that there would be a reason to, but if someone installed one on a stock 454 would it then last... like a POS Civic?