Continental has updated its range of timing belts for the automotive aftermarket with the addition of the CT1228 timing belt.
It is intended for use in Peugeot and Citroen 1.2L engines built from the end of 2013 onwards.
The timing belt runs directly in oil in some applications, which prompted Continental to further improve the belt’s material properties. The glass-cord tension members have an optimised, oil-resistant coating and are embedded in an HNBR rubber (hydrogenated nitrile rubber) cross-linked with peroxide. This improves material’s resistance to certain carbon compounds that can occur as a result of friction between crystallised impurities in the oil.