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Old 05-Dec-2005, 09:23 PM
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timing belt question

b18a block with a b16a vtec head

do you use a b16 timing belt or a b18 timing belt

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Old 17-Dec-2005, 12:45 PM
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I really have no idea what i'm talking about but here goes.

b18 timing belt.

From what I remember the block determines what belt to use. B16 blocks are shorter than GSR blocks so you have to use a GSR belt or will be too tight...kind of thing. Unfortunately I don't know about other b18 blocks. (i'm basically guessing here) But I know that if you do SEARCH for sure you will find your information.
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Old 17-Dec-2005, 04:55 PM
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I used a B18B timing belt but it was just bit too loose, I was scared that it would skip after some miles. The GSR belt is better but you gotta wiggle it on, better with two people.
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Old 18-Dec-2005, 11:52 AM
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actually which water pump dictates which timing belt to use.
If you are using the stock b18a/b (19 teeth) water pump then use the b18a/b timing belt, but if you are using a vtec water (22 teeth) pump (b16, gsr, itr) then use the gsr/itr timing belt.
I know this for a fact.
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