10 Best Automotive Performance Timing Parts

List Updated October 2020

Bestselling Automotive Performance Timing Parts in 2020


Spectre Performance 42353 Complete Timing Cover Kit

Spectre Performance 42353 Complete Timing Cover Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Fits Small Black Chevrolet 265-400 Engines
  • Triple chrome plated
  • Steel construction
  • Includes pre-installed seal, gasket, (10) 12-point bolts and a 12 point socket
  • OEM fit & function

Proform 141-753 Timing Chain Cover

Proform 141-753 Timing Chain Cover
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Pro-Form 141-753 SBC Blk Crinkle Timing Cover
  • Product Dimension (LxWxH): 9.1x15.95x2

Chevy Small Block 283-305-327-350-400 Steel Timing Tab - Chrome

Chevy Small Block 283-305-327-350-400 Steel Timing Tab - Chrome
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Chrome steel timing tab fits Chevy 283-305-327-350-400 small block engines with a 8" harmonic balancer.

GM Parts 12600326 Front Timing Cover

GM Parts 12600326 Front Timing Cover
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Genuine General Motors OEM product

GM Parts 12585673 Rubber Seal Timing Cover for LS Engine

GM Parts 12585673 Rubber Seal Timing Cover for LS Engine
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • GM
  • 12585673

Edelbrock 7802 Performer-Link Timing Chain and Gear Set

Edelbrock 7802 Performer-Link Timing Chain and Gear Set
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Made from billet SAE-1144 steel and induction heat-treated
  • Has three keyways to ensure accurate timing for early or late-model vehicles
  • Used with either performance or stock cams
  • Solid bushing chain resists stretching
  • Bolts and studs are not included

Moroso 38590 Timing Cover Bolt for Chevy

Moroso 38590 Timing Cover Bolt for Chevy
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • TIMING COVER BOLTS

Moroso 60125 8" Timing Pointer for Small Block Chevy

Moroso 60125 8
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Moroso Timing Pointers

1955-95 Chevy Small Block 283-305-327-350-400 Steel Timing Chain Cover Set (Roller Cam) w/ Timing Tab - Chrome

1955-95 Chevy Small Block 283-305-327-350-400 Steel Timing Chain Cover Set (Roller Cam) w/ Timing Tab - Chrome
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 1955-95 Chevy small block timing chain cover set includes chrome steel timing chain cover, chrome steel timing tab, bolts, seal, and gaskets.
  • Fits Chevy 283-305-327-350-400 small block engines.
  • For use with nylon cam button running a roller cam.
  • NOTE: Will not work if you are using gear drive timing chain.

Chevy Small Block 283-305-327-350-400 Aluminum Timing Chain Cover Set - Polished

Chevy Small Block 283-305-327-350-400 Aluminum Timing Chain Cover Set - Polished
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Chevy small block aluminum timing chain cover set includes polished aluminum timing chain cover, bolts, seal, and gaskets.
  • Fits Chevy 283-305-327-350-400 small block engines.
  • NOTE: This cover will not clear roller timing chains.

Changing the Timing Belt on a 1989-1995 Suzuki Sidekick

Suzuki does not have a suggested time interval to change the timing belt on a Suzuki Sidekick, but typical trade practice dictates that you replace the belt around 60,000 miles as a precaution.

There are several tools required to remove the timing belt, but none of the tools are special. Be sure to have all tools on hand before you start the job, so that you do not have to leave in the middle of the project and possibly forget where you are in the process.

Necessary tools:

¼-inch drive ratchet
Set of ¼-inch drive sockets
½-inch drive breaker bar
½-inch drive ratchet
Set of ½-inch drive sockets

The process:

Step 1: Remove the cooling fan and the shroud, using the appropriate size sockets.

Step 2: Remove the accessory drive belts and the water pump pulley, using the appropriate size sockets. The water pump bolts are tight, so the ½-inch drive sockets should be used.

Step 3: Remove the crankshaft pulley, using the ½-inch drive sockets, followed by the timing cover. The bolts on the timing cover do not have a lot of torque, so use the ¼-inch drive ratchet and sockets.

Step 4: Turn the crankshaft, using the ½-inch breaker bar and the appropriate size socket, until the number 4 cylinder is on top dead center on the compression stroke with the camshaft and crankshaft pulley timing marks aligned. The crankshaft sprocket has a dot directly above the keyway, which should be positioned at 12 o'clock lined up with the arrow on the block. The camshaft timing mark has a dot on the camshaft sprocket that should again be straight up and aligned with a v cut in the back timing cover.

Step 5: Loosen the tensioner bolt and remove the tensioner spring and stud lever. Push the tensioner away from the belt and loosely tighten the bolt.

Step 6: Slide the timing belt off the sprockets.

Step 7: Install the new timing belt counterclockwise, keeping all the tension on the right side away from the tensioner.

Step 8: Loosen the tensioner bolt and install the spring and stud lever.

Step 9: Turn the crankshaft around two times and once again align the timing marks. If the marks are still in line tighten the tensioner bolt to 20 foot pounds of torque and the stud lever to 8 foot pounds of torque.

Step 10: Install all the remaining components in reverse order of removal.

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