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Lincoln distributor the gear on the distributor was chewed up in ten minutes and now the timing keeps slipping

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  • GASHFIELD Jul 29, 2008

    the timing belt is not slipping the gear on the distributor is after losing some teeth within ten minutes and is slipping on the camshaft gear was just wondering why would the camshaft gear be under so much strain that it is breaking the teeth on the distributor gear or could that be caused by the oil pump under pressure



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The gears on the distributor and cam might not have been the right material. Ex. cast iron gear on distributor and steel gear on cam is not compatable. The same thing happened to me on a derby car.

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Make sure the tensioner is tight to the specifications and in propper place.
You may need to Replace Your Timing Belt if you don't fix it putting it in tension.
Timing belt slipping off can badly damage valves, causing a damage that requires an expensive repair, do not circulate if timing belt is not OK, see :Cost estimate for valve job after timing belt slip

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