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Timing Belt vs. Chain

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 03coma, May 30, 2012.

  1. May 30, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    03coma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    New Jersey
    2015 DCSB TRD, SR5
    Toyota TRD Pro Grille, Skid Plate, ARE Series II Lid,
    Ok why does the 1st gen Taco v6 (3.4L) have a timing BELT, which per the maintenance schedule needs to be replaced, and the corolla has a timing CHAIN, and does not need to be changed per Toyota maintenance schedule.

    You would thing the Tacoma is a truck built more rugged, tuff, it should have the chain. The Corolla is a small compact car, doesn’t really pull or haul anything.
    Does this make any sense?
  2. May 30, 2012 at 2:46 PM
    AK Taco

    AK Taco Your opinion? Fuck it.

    Apr 14, 2012
    First Name:
    Anchorage, Ak/ Corvallis, Or
    chrome-free '99 sr5
    20% tint on all windows, Deckplate mod, satoshi-ish grille, blacked out and/or body matched emblems, rattle canned rims, red l.e.d. interior lights, bilstein 5100's and OME 881 coils , deaver 8 leaf pack, 1.5" lift shackle, alpine sound system, 55w HID lightforce 140 and 170 fogs
    My guess is that the corrola has an interference type engine whereas the 3.4 is a non interference engine. Interference engines usually have chains because chains are harder to break. If a chain were to break in an interference engine all hell breaks loose and the engine is most likely shot. Just a thought... i could be wrong

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