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Old 07-31-2006, 09:03 PM   #1
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Question Quick question.

Ok well I searched, and found out the Duratec has a timing chain and not belt.

(yes charlie you were right)

Now I have a question b/c I have never done any work on a car with a chain and am wondering about regular maintenance and the possible problems that can occur with it. I have read about if the chain snaps its very possible to go ballistic on your engine bay, and also I know with some belt driven cars if the belt snaps that's it... the motor stops and you replace the belt (if you have a noninterference motor) does the same apply to chain driven and is the duratec a noninterferance motor aswell?


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Old 07-31-2006, 09:06 PM   #2
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Re: Quick question.

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w00t! I'm right for once! I wouldn't worry too much about it though. My Altima had the same timing chain for 250,000 miles and never had a problem (till that damn ball joint broke).
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Well if i do what I plan to then I will need to know the integrity of this chain will hold a turbo and POSSIBLY high boost.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:20 PM   #4
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Well I'm sure sometime in the near future Greddy, HKS, Ford Racing or the like will make a high performance timing chain for it.
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BTW: the S2000 has 240hp.
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I knew it!

Bump for some suggestions on the question.
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Jon, A) the Duratec IS an interference motor. And B), I think I heard once the maintenance interval on the chain is around 100k? Could be wrong...
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So if it goes out my engine is basicly a gonner?

That aint right!

So I guess I better keep an eye on that.

And here I thought the Duratec was a perfect motor, untill now I had not found a fault.
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I know the 2.3 is, I'm fairly certain the entire D family is though. It's one of the arguments against the UDP install on them.
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I'm sure if the 2.3 is then the 2.0 is as well.

Well are there any special precautions needed to take with this chain?
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