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Old 03-01-2016
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what effect will occur if timing belt is off 1 maybe 2 notches ie: power, milage etc ......?
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Old 03-01-2016
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Valve timing controls compression.
If crank and cam are not timed correctly compression will be lower.
Compression = power
So lower power, and since you would have to "give it more gas" to get going, lower MPG as well.
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