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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
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    03coma

    03coma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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
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    AK Taco

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    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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