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how many kms(miles for you brits) before cambelt needs changed? And has anyone had any trouble with using a non mitsi belt? A aftermarket one is about half the price but are they as strong?
 
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The cambelt on the Evo 4/5/6 should be changed at 45000 mile intervals. I assume it will be the same for the Evo 3. 45000 miles is a sensible figure to me. If you are in any doubt about the state for your cambelt then change it. Its cheaper for a belt change than a new engine!
I can't comment on aftermarket cambelts but if its made by a well known company then it should be OK. Is it worth the risk though?
 
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genuine parts are 99 times out of 100 the same part,made in the same factory,as aftermarket parts.....with a different part number and price
p.s. i live 5 miles from a timing belt factory !
mitsubishi produce cars,not belts
they would ask their local friendly belt factory to knock some up for them with a little logo or stamp on
or did you think they hand made them cos its an EVO ???
 
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U will find that the manufacturer specifies any critical part very closely and will test samples for durability , it may be that the belts used by Mitsubishi have exact replacement oem quality made by a number of rubber companies.......are u able to determine which they may be with confidence?
Knowing in particular the rubber industry as I do , I cud not....by looking at them.....by the time u find out after using a pattern item it cud be to late.....
 
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