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Belt or chain ?

Question : CAN you explain why a half-cut Kelisa engine, imported from Japan, with four-piston twin cam L5 660cc is using timing chain and not timing belt ?

The timing belt needs to be replaced every 75,000km.

What about a timing chain ?

Answer : I am not familiar with the differences except that it is up to the manufacturer during the design of the engine to opt for either a chain drive or a belt drive.

The belt drive is quieter but has higher wear whereas the chain lasts much longer but is noisier.

Chains are hardly ever changed and are only replaced when the engine is overhauled or there is too much slack or free play in the chain and the chain adjustment mechanism cannot take up the excess slack.

 
   
 

Timing chain or timing belt

When to change

What a waste

Change chain when it rattles

Time to change timing chain

Self service

Elantra suddenly stopped

 

Safer to change other bits, too

Doubting the manufacturer

Belt too tight

Timing chain

Belt or chain?

Timing Belt

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