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Why Do Timing Chains Stretch?

If your customer’s timing chain fails, it can lead to serious engine damage and repairs can be complex and costly for your customer.

Why Aren’t All Timing-Chain Guides Made of Metal?

To call some timing-chain guides plastic is not accurate.  

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Timing Belts vs. Timing Chains

Timing belts are more common today, while timing chains were more popular during the reign of the V-8.

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Schaeffler Unveils New Video On INA Timing-Chain Kits

The kits come with all the essential components to ensure that the repair is done right the first time.

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VIDEO: Replace All Timing-Chain Components At The Same Time

Even though chain-driven timing systems are designed to last the lifetime of the engine, they’re subject to wear.

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Cloyes Taps John Hanighen As New CEO

Prior to Cloyes, Hanighen served as global aftermarket director and CEO of Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centers for Ford Motor Co.

VIDEO: Timing Chains Are Back

Since the 2000s, we’ve seen a steady shift back to timing chains in new vehicles.

Cloyes Launches Additional Timing-Chain Water-Pump Kits

The kits provide coverage for more than 5.1 million VIO in North America.

Cloyes Expands Line Of Variable Valve Timing-Chain Kits

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.

Cloyes Increases VIO Coverage By 51 Million

Through new-product development, customer requests and building new kits with existing components, Cloyes added 131 part numbers to its product catalog in 2019.

Cloyes Introduces Timing-Chain Water-Pump Kits

The kits are designed for the replacement of worn or damaged timing chains, tensioners, sprockets, guides and water pumps.