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    Hi all, a question for CX owners past & present, does anyone know why citroen changed from a toothed belt drive to the waterpump to two V belts. Was it cheaper or did the toothed belt have problems?
    My 79 CX Pallas has two V belts & my 77 CX has the toothed belt,both have A/C,to me the toothed belt would be better ie wouldn't need to be as tight & would not slip
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    Brian

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    Toothed belt pumps cost three times the price of v belt pumps over here.

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    I figured they just made 1/2 dozen different pumps and fitted them at random, just to make sure people were taking notice of what they were doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    I figured they just made 1/2 dozen different pumps and fitted them at random, just to make sure people were taking notice of what they were doing.
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    I vaguely remember reading it described as a "towing equipment" extra, the toothed pump belt and a slightly bigger radiator.
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