Question : MY
five-year-old LN-166 (3-litre engine, 2.8-litre without turbo)
has clocked 45,900km.
Is it time for me to change the timing belt ? Is it possible
to change the system with timing drive ?
I think it is rather early to be replacing the timing belt as
normally it would be replaced from about 80,000km onwards.
However, if you have been doing much offroading with a lot of
time spent in lower gears and running at high engine revs, you
may want to take a look at the condition of the belt.
If the teeth look worn or there are cracks, then it will be
wiser to replace it.
Changing to a chain drive is not something that can be done
just by replacing parts as it also involves lubrication,
I would advise sticking to what you have got.