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Buick Help:..timing Belt?!  
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 846 times:
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Hey, since my last post is archived, I had a new question. Just got the 90 Buick Regal worked on today... oil change and drain and fill. Since the car has 48K on it, I asked them if the timing belt needed to be looked at.

They told me the car did not have one.
Huh? If a car doesn't have a timing belt on it, what is in its place?



Greeneyes53787, Superfly, SilverAngel, you've got dibs since you answered last time! But anyone with good knowledge please post. Thanks.


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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 838 times:

The 3.8Litr V6 (I presume that this is what you have) is very durable, and has a timing chain, not a timing belt.

Timing chain should not routinely wear out in less than 150-175,000 miles, but you need to check (around 100,000 or so) that hte tension and tensioner is ok.

Strong motor. Take care of it, and it'll take care of you.



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 834 times:
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SCCutler- Right on. I've got the 3.1 V6.

So timing chains are good for 100 K? Great. Thanks.

Great smooth, fast, engine, flies down the highway.

Thanks for your response. have a great weekend.



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