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  Reply # 1308234 20-May-2015 10:13
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xpd: Spend millions on fixing issue, or dont do anything and get dragged through court and potentially lose billions when something goes wrong. 

'Remember the Pinto' should apply here.
They actually decided it was cheaper to get dragged through courts than do a recall : end result was people died.

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  Reply # 1309781 22-May-2015 11:31
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Bung: What size vehicle is this? It seems strange that something the size of a car has a belt that isn't steel and running in oil. Your problem seems to be the sort of thing that could happen to a motor scooter.

Most consumer vehicles use belts made from rubber and kevlar or rubber and fibreglass, not steel. Cam chains are the common exception.

I don't think that a chain would work in a CVT system...! It has to move flexibly over spinning cones - that is how it is constantly variable.

The car is a Toyota Alphard - a large 7 seat vehicle which is mainly JDM and Asian market.


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  Reply # 1309824 22-May-2015 11:59
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You just need to alter your perception of what a steel belt looks like. More like a jewelry chain than bicycle. I think a steel belt would be easier to engineer than get 2 litre plus power through a fabric belt.

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  Reply # 1309833 22-May-2015 12:16
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heylinb4nz: They should recall all Mitsubishi's ever made.

LOL... Ive only owned one, and that should never have been allowed on the road... I mean who makes a FWD car with no power steering and ABS ? (And was quite capable of hitting 200k)

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Cordia Turbo? 

Lol I had a 1987 1800ECI turbo cordia back in the day (with power steer i might add :P ) and it was surprisingly quick for what it was, part of the thrill was that "will I live or will i die" feeling it imparted when being driven "spiritedly" (new school word for what old school knew was actually boyracing)

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