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What would cause a timing belt to break?
Ok here is my problem. Had the car up at DCR back in DEC. Flew in from Iraq picked up the car and drove down to GA. The car drove beautifully! Drove it around town for about 2 weeks then I had to go back to Iraq. OK fast forward to a few days ago. I'm back from Iraq but I have moved to FL. I get home and charge my battery. Car cranks up. I thinking, " Sweet let me take her for a spin." Well I punch a few times but nothing crazy, I'm only tune to 15psi anyways. But I never hit redline, maybe 5k. Car is running great still. Then I get on I-75 I get to about 75MPH and just cruising then all of a sudden the car just turns off will not start.....GREAT lol. Get it towed to the house and after inspecting the timing belt is broken.
Here is my question what would cause the belt to break? Replacing it is no big deal. What has me concerned is that this is the second time the timing belt has broken on me. I don't want to have to keep on replacing th belt, that a PITA. I have only used the OEM timing belt, is it time to get the gatorbelt?
Thanks for any input.
PTE6765, t-4 Pro Series manifold, 3in piping from turbo to TB, Avenger Pro-Mod head, DCR IM, DCR intercooler w/ 3in inlet and outlet,
DCR: 2.6 over 40, CP Ignition,
Mopar: Sway Bars, S3R CO, Ti Strut Bars, RCAs, Camber Plates
Rage-Tek: LCA, HTOB, Triple Fuel Pumps, 3/4 fork
Monster: Triple Disc
AEM: EMS w/ 3.5 BAR sensor
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