mirrodie
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Buick Help:..timing Belt?!

Sun Nov 25, 2001 6:35 am

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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sccutler
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RE: Buick Help:..timing Belt?!

Sun Nov 25, 2001 7:39 am

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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mirrodie
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RE: Buick Help:..timing Belt?!

Sun Nov 25, 2001 8:41 am

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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