Pluses and cons of Timing Chain and T-belt.
There are a great number of the spare parts in the vehicle arrangement, which can influence car functionality, or even suspend its ability to move. One of these parts is a timing chain or T-belt.
* Belts made of butadiene-nitrile rubber - are extremely rare, they are more elastic but extremely short-lived.
**Sprocket T-chains have lower noisiness and better flexibility.
In conclusion, it should be noted, despite the shortcomings of the timing chain, they are all easily removable, subject to the rules of operation and timely replacement of the chain, such a car will be reliable. Therefore, even manufacturers of powerful cars & sports cars install chain drive on some models of cars. For example, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Lexus, Infinity, BMW and many other brands have in their model line of cars with a chain timing mechanism.
T-belts are used more often s in the engine mechanism. But not always pleased with the quality. Often owners of cars of the lower price segment replace belts with better analogs or at all on a chain.