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Timing Chain?

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Neil, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Neil

    Neil Copenworld Newbie

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    Does a timing chain need changing at the same intervals as a timing belt? eg every 100ks

    I am a carpenter so please excuse my totally useless mechanical knowledge.

    Cheers Neil
     
  2. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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    I think I read that the use of a chain makes it unnecessary to change as you do with a belt -but then what do I know? - I wouldn't have a clue what to do under my bonnet.
     
  3. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    The Daihatsu service manual for the 659 turbo doesn't specify any intervals for changing the timing chain.
     
  4. Neil

    Neil Copenworld Newbie

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    Thank you Adam K and DSB that was really helpful. This is a great forum. Cheers
     
  5. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Timing chains will, generally, outlive the engine.

    The only time you would normally replace the chain is if it is squeaking - evne then, a lot of grease will do the job.
     

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