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?
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 ???
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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