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Old 05-11-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Dayco Timing Belts-Any Good Or Avoid?

Just wanted to see if anyone has used this brand for any of their cars with a timing belt and if they are a good product or is it better to go OEM dealer part instead?

Dayco seems to be what most places are selling.What say you OT?

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Gates kevlar timing belt if available. I've had good luck with Contitech too.
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Unless it's changed, Dayco's always made quality belts.
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Factory is the way to go...
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Most replacement belts are made by Gates..
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I've been using Dayco belts in snowmobiles for 30 years. They have held up very well.
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IN THE PAST, Dayco is cool.....

tmrw is another day...check country of origin....

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I think Dayco are still manufacted in the U.S. of A.
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I think Dayco are still manufacted in the U.S. of A.
I was afraid after recommending them that the next time I got one it'd be made in Tunisia or some other bumf*ck place.
I've always found Dayco belts to be of excellent quality.
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sold em both for years there fine
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That's what I'm using now. Did some research and found lots of opinions. I decided on Dayco.
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Thanks for the replies. A timing belt is something I do not want to skimp on quality either.Serpentine belts,I use whatever the store has.If they break its easy to replace but has never happened either.

I have 2 cars Im going to replace the timing belts on this summer,so just want to make sure I get what I pay for.I do not mind OEM,but sometimes it's just wayyyy over priced compared to belts that may be just as good or better for less.
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I do not mind OEM,but sometimes it's just wayyyy over priced compared to belts that may be just as good or better for less.
You mean OE, not OEM. There's probably a good reason the OE timing belts are more expensive and typically they'll last longer. If it's a car I care about and it's an interference engine, I'll use either OE or the Gates kevlar belt.

Personally, I won't touch a Dayco belt - my experience with them hasn't been very good. My order of preference for aftermarket belts are Gates kevlar, Goodyear, Gates (standard).
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You mean OE, not OEM. There's probably a good reason the OE timing belts are more expensive and typically they'll last longer. If it's a car I care about and it's an interference engine, I'll use either OE or the Gates kevlar belt.

Personally, I won't touch a Dayco belt - my experience with them hasn't been very good. My order of preference for aftermarket belts are Gates kevlar, Goodyear, Gates (standard).
Thanks for the info..Conti and/or Gates seems to be above the dayco from some more reading I have done online as well.

I used to work at a few different dealerships years back and I know how high dealers parts departments mark certain items wayy up.

I found a OE belt for a certain car online for 45 bucks and the local dealer wants 90 for it.That was for the belt alone,not a kit of any kind.

If I do not find anything good locally I may just mail order it from a dealer online thats not going to super size the delivery charges either.
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