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Timing Belt Differences lookout
SAMURAI TIMING PULLEY and BELT DIFFERENCES
There are different sets of timing pulleys and belt
configuration on the 1.3 L engine. I own a 9 / 94
with the older style belt set-up and have changed the
belt using aftermarket belts with no problems. However,
the other day I Changed the belt on my 10 / 95 Zook and
whammo. I wasn't paying much attention to detail and
slapped a new Timing Belt on....after finishing up I
found an unusual whine from the Cam Pulley area.
After removing the cover and running the engine did
I find the problem. This information has been confirmed
with a TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN FROM SUZUKI
(however, they give no reason for this change).
PRIOR to 9/94 the CAM gear is Stamped Steel with SQUARE TEETH.
AFTER 9/94 the CAM gear is STEEL with ROUND teeth.
The CRANKSHAFT GEARS are Square or Round respectively.
OBVIOUSLY the TIMING BELTS ARE QUITE DIFFERENT.
The ROUNDED newer style is slightly longer than the SQUARED
I suspect that using the wrong belt might result in
stripping the teeth off the belt possibly leaving you
The Dealer no longer supports the older style timing
systems and Aftermarket seems to be sporadic in being able
to find the never style as they don't seem to have much in the
line of listings beyond 1994 models.
Needless to say I had to use the Dealer to find a belt for
the 1995 Model.
Hope this info helps somebody.