Re: Timing belts....why 12K km?
Who is LT Synde? I run my belts uncovered, since I did this, they don't even need re-tensioning!!! (about 10 K km/25 months on the current set. I can also inspect them very easily. Frankly, I would not retension the belts more then once, if they are stretching, that is not a good sign.