08-27-2012, 12:10 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Northern VA
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New Timing Belt breakage
Darnd'est thing happen'd on the way home last week, timing belt broke on my Miata. The odd thing is, it had maybe 1000-1500 miles on it at the time.
Granted, that is over the course of several months ( I know, lame, lame and super lame for not driving it more but I have 6 cars to drive ...) but that is NOTHING as far time and mileage.
This is the first time I've had one break in operation. No drama at all, it just stopped running like I turned the key off.
The belt itself has a nice clean break, not quite as nice as a knife cut but even and straight, not all jagged like I imagined it would be.
I'm going to go back and check my receipts to see where I bought the belt from and the mfg of the belt.
So, has anybody else run into a very short lived timing belt?
Are there brands we KNOW we should avoid?
The next belt is coming from Fly'nMiata..