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Old 11-25-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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Timing belt or timing chain?

Just out of curiosity does the V6 engine have a timing belt or timing chain?
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:04 PM   #3
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what's the difference? (sorry but not really mechanically saavy)
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:52 PM   #4
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belts tend to break, chains tend to not.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:06 PM   #5
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but don't yank someones chain.

It's not polite.
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:23 PM   #7
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:28 PM   #8
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Belt ~50K miles you better change it or you may be sorry soon.. longest I have had one last is 80K miles shortest 30K miles, Chain 100K miles +, so far the longest I have had one last was 180K miles, shortest 120K miles..... you decide which you would rather have....
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:04 PM   #9
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Chains might not break, but they do stretch. Then they skip.

Like anything, there is pros and cons for each. You want (almost) total reliability? Gear drive.
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can you say expensive?
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:36 PM   #11
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Belt ~50K miles you better change it or you may be sorry soon.. longest I have had one last is 80K miles shortedt 30K miles, Chain 100K miles +, so far the longest I have had one last was 180K miles, shortest 120K miles..... you decide which you would rather have....
+296000 miles on my 4Runner. I asked about replacing it, they said it would last the life of the truck and it would be about$1600 to change it. It is going to last the life of the truck
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:24 AM   #13
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chains last the longest, gears make noise.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:32 AM   #14
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+296000 miles on my 4Runner. I asked about replacing it, they said it would last the life of the truck and it would be about$1600 to change it. It is going to last the life of the truck
My wife has about 120k miles on her camry. It was changed out at 80k miles and hasn't been touched since...
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:50 AM   #15
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+296000 miles on my 4Runner. I asked about replacing it, they said it would last the life of the truck and it would be about$1600 to change it. It is going to last the life of the truck
Chain or belt?? If it is a belt then I guarentee that WHEN it breaks that WILL be the life of the truck, because you will need a complete rebuild/replacement, then you will think $1600 was cheap insurance...
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:05 AM   #16
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My 99 Tacoma had the timing chain and water pump changed at 70000 miles. Because water pump was leaking and the timing chain is easy access when pump is removed. Cost $800 at the time. Now have 181000 miles on it and runs great. Asked my friend who has been a Toyota mechanic for over 20 years if I should replace it agian. He said no. He has never seen one that has broke.
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:03 PM   #17
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Alright I've heard chain and then I heard belt.

Does the Camaro V6 have a belt or chain?

If Belt does the V6 have a non-interference engine?
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:09 PM   #18
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Alright I've heard chain and then I heard belt.

Does the Camaro V6 have a belt or chain?

If Belt does the V6 have a non-interference engine?
it has a chain...

I'm 99.9% sure it's NOT a non-interference motor...
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:44 PM   #19
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Alright I've heard chain and then I heard belt.

Does the Camaro V6 have a belt or chain?

If Belt does the V6 have a non-interference engine?
I can't belive this thread is still going strong....

As said Before the V6 HAS a CHAIN !!!
And you should be dam glad it does!

To compare a chain with a belt is like comparing the performance of a Corvette with a Chev. Aveo..............


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Old 11-27-2009, 12:46 PM   #20
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Alright I've heard chain and then I heard belt.

Does the Camaro V6 have a belt or chain?

If Belt does the V6 have a non-interference engine?
3 Chains actually
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:20 PM   #21
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Hmmmm...my Road Glide is belt drive, will probably never need replaced. Does have a chain driven primary, that will need to be adjusted.

All import cycles I've owned had chain final drives, always adjusting, replacing them.

Same can be said for just about every chain timed car I've owned. In the few belt driven ones, I've never had an issue. Yes, gear drive is more expensive, and they make a bit of noise, but they last the longest. A double roller is a good chain, but will eventually stretch if seeing enough hard use. Belt is the same way. Maybe there is a bit of difference between timing and final drives, but the principle is the same.

I guess to get to the point of my rambling is this, a chain drive is not the final answer in timing. They can weigh more, cause more parasitic drag and they can stretch. Belts can stretch, skip or just flat out break. They weigh less, thus there is less rotational mass/energy. They are also cheaper. (usually) Again, if one is after the most reliability, go gear, although that isn't fool proof. I just won't scream that one has more virtues then the other.

And my post probably really doesn't mean squat, lmao
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:26 PM   #22
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Hmmmm...my Road Glide is belt drive, will probably never need replaced. Does have a chain driven primary, that will need to be adjusted.

All import cycles I've owned had chain final drives, always adjusting, replacing them.

Same can be said for just about every chain timed car I've owned. In the few belt driven ones, I've never had an issue. Yes, gear drive is more expensive, and they make a bit of noise, but they last the longest. A double roller is a good chain, but will eventually stretch if seeing enough hard use. Belt is the same way. Maybe there is a bit of difference between timing and final drives, but the principle is the same.

I guess to get to the point of my rambling is this, a chain drive is not the final answer in timing. They can weigh more, cause more parasitic drag and they can stretch. Belts can stretch, skip or just flat out break. They weigh less, thus there is less rotational mass/energy. They are also cheaper. (usually) Again, if one is after the most reliability, go gear, although that isn't fool proof. I just won't scream that one has more virtues then the other.

And my post probably really doesn't mean squat, lmao
BIG DIFFERENCE.... your final drive belt breaks on your harley, you get left stranded... put a new belt on and your good...

break a timing belt on an interference motor and you are looking a a pretty big repair bill... if you're lucky you've only bent a few valves... OUCH!
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I can't belive this thread is still going strong....

As said Before the V6 HAS a CHAIN !!!
And you should be dam glad it does!

To compare a chain with a belt is like comparing the performance of a Corvette with a Chev. Aveo..............

Why don't you learn to read before you type.

I wasn't saying a belt is a chain.

There were other posters saying there was a belt on the Camaro.

I've replaced timing belts on other cars and they are a pain.
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Why don't you learn to read before you type.

I wasn't saying a belt is a chain.

There were other posters saying there was a belt on the Camaro.

I've replaced timing belts on other cars and they are a pain.
perhaps you need to take some of your own advice?

I told you it was a chain in post #2...

No where did ANYONE say the 2010 V6 Camaro had a belt.. The rest of the thread seems to be a discussion of belts vs chains... I don't see where anyone says our cars have a belt...
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Skyman's posts read like he was saying it was a belt.

Does anyone else want to string this topic out anymore?
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