Coolant/oil on timing belt

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Old 12-16-08, 02:32 AM
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Coolant/oil on timing belt

What is more damaging to a timing belt, coolant or oil? This pertains to a Saturn vehicle with an interference V6 engine.
 
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Old 12-16-08, 04:42 AM
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Neither one would do it any good in the long run, but I would think the oil would be more critical.
 
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Old 12-16-08, 04:55 PM
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the oil is more damaging as the belt is manufactured from hydrocarbons and guess what that oil will cause the belt to break down. Antifreeze contains mostly etheylene glycol and just causes loss of friction on the belt. oil is also bad for the coolant hoses on the vehicle

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