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Engine Timing Control

At GSF Car Parts, we have a wide range of engine timing control parts for you to choose from that can improve the performance of your car, including camshafts and timing belts.

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It is essential for you to fully maintain the engine timing system to support the performance, safety, and efficiency of your car. We have a wide range of engine timing parts to keep them working in perfect condition including push rods, rocker arms, timing belt kits, timing chains, valve springs, and much more!

What is a Timing Belt?

The timing belt (Or cam belt) is required to turn the camshaft at the correct speed in synchronization with the crankshaft to ensure that the valves in the engine cylinders open at the right time. This makes the timing belt an integral part of any internal combustion engine. 

To ensure the correct tension, it is recommended that all timing belt parts be replaced and the timing belt kits feature the timing belt, the idler and the tensioner pulleys which are required to maintain, increase or decrease the tension on the belt.

When does Timing Belt need to be Replaced?

It is important to replace timing belts at recommended intervals because if the belt breaks when the engine is running it can cause catastrophic and irreparable damage.

If a timing belt is broken or slipping, you should consider changing the belt.

Look out for:

  • High RPM engine problems
  • Performance and low acceleration issues
  • Engine misfiring due to a slipping timing belt
  • Ticking noise from engine (This could also be low oil pressure or low engine lubrication)
  • Oil leaking on the timing belt cover

Cost for Timing Belt Replacement

If you're handy in the garage then changing the cam belt (timing belt) can be replaced with a little mechanical knowledge. However, if you're unsure get your local garage to do the work. The costs vary, and are around £300 upwards depending on the garage and make and model of your car.

What is a Camshaft?

A Camshaft sits at the top of the engine and features egg-shaped cams to open and close the valves in the engine.

What's the Difference between a Crankshaft and a Camshaft?

Sometimes the crankshaft and camshaft get mixed up. The crankshaft and camshaft work together in a tightly-choreographed function for the engine in your car to operate smoothly.

The camshaft sits at the top and usually uses egg-shaped cams to open and close the valves. The crankshaft at the bottom converts the cranks to rotational motion. They are connected by the timing belt and must work in harmony together. This is called valve timing.

Shop Engine Timing Control at GSF Car Parts Online and In-Store

All our engine timing control parts are from trusted brands in the motoring industry, so you can count on them to be reliable and of excellent quality. Plus, our low-price promise means you can always expect great value too.

We offer free UK delivery on all online orders over £25, plus 60-day returns*. So, buy your engine timing control parts from us with confidence today. Or if you’re close to one of our 180 store locations across the UK & Ireland, just drop by and our experienced staff will be able to direct you to the right part for your vehicle.