Timing belts are more common today, while timing chains were more popular during the reign of the V-8.
The kits come with all the essential components to ensure that the repair is done right the first time.
Even though chain-driven timing systems are designed to last the lifetime of the engine, they’re subject to wear.
Prior to Cloyes, Hanighen served as global aftermarket director and CEO of Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centers for Ford Motor Co.
Since the 2000s, we’ve seen a steady shift back to timing chains in new vehicles.
The kits provide coverage for more than 5.1 million VIO in North America.
The kit is for GM 2.8-liter, 3-liter and 3.6-liter V-6 engines and provides coverage for more than 5.4 million VIO.
Through new-product development, customer requests and building new kits with existing components, Cloyes added 131 part numbers to its product catalog in 2019.
The kits are designed for the replacement of worn or damaged timing chains, tensioners, sprockets, guides and water pumps.