Recent Topics
Midea US-FC70-DS12DSH (Washer Dryer Combo)
by Swift101
05/23/17 12:56 PM
Racing Oil Question
by Cristobal
05/23/17 11:47 AM
Prius burns oil, how to prevent from happening?
by TheKracken
05/23/17 10:20 AM
Street Performance Brake Pads for Dodge Stealth
by edge10
05/23/17 10:13 AM
RIP Roger Moore
by Blokey
05/23/17 09:10 AM
A win for all us model airplane flyers
by funflyer
05/23/17 09:02 AM
When fate dictates your OCI...
by Alex_V
05/23/17 09:00 AM
Cheap Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
by billt460
05/23/17 08:42 AM
Exhaust leak and mpg
by supton
05/23/17 07:21 AM
TPMS replacement
by supton
05/23/17 07:02 AM
Malicious Website Warning by Anti-virus
by LoneRanger
05/23/17 06:36 AM
How Do I change my user name?
by Cristobal
05/23/17 01:44 AM
Driving with a CVT
by OneEyeJack
05/23/17 01:11 AM
PP 5w30 vs. Synpow 5w30 vs. Napa syn 5w30
by momo
05/23/17 12:43 AM
1988 Cadillac brougham - 307 c.u. - UOA
by momo
05/23/17 12:29 AM
Motor oil for Turbo going uphill
by Carguy21
05/22/17 10:22 PM
92 Chevy C1500 5.0L 240K
by dogememe
05/22/17 09:43 PM
2010 GMC Terrain- oil and fuel dilution
by The_Eric
05/22/17 09:26 PM
Long time lurker. I've searched but need recommendations
by Painkiller7
05/22/17 08:57 PM
entering canada with driving record
by xshoex
05/22/17 08:40 PM
Newest Members
30coupe, Forza, KMP259, svwilbur, motercode
61638 Registered Users
Who's Online
81 registered (2010Civic, 2015_PSD, 65convertible, 901Memphis, 4WD, 6 invisible), 2560 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
61638 Members
66 Forums
265497 Topics
4387307 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
#2075550 - 11/13/10 09:07 AM Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain?
otis24 Offline


Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1508
Loc: South Dakota
I may be in the market for a small fuel efficient car if I get the new job that I have applied for. The drive is approximately 70-75 miles one way. I had thought about an Aveo, but I would like to purchase something with a timing chain as opposed to a timing belt. Which compact cars (prefer domestic but am open) come with a timing chain?
_________________________
1991 Chevrolet K1500 (4.3, 4x4, 86k miles)

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
(3.6 V6) 29150 miles

Top
#2075551 - 11/13/10 09:10 AM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: otis24]
BigBuck Offline


Registered: 09/29/10
Posts: 489
Loc: VA
4cyl. Accords and Civics have a chain.
_________________________
2007 Hyundai Azera Limited
72,800
Valvoline conventional 5w30

1997 Ford F250 H.D. 5.8
26,500 miles
Formula Shell 5w30

Top
#2075562 - 11/13/10 09:23 AM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: otis24]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 30809
Loc: ME
If you're looking under the hoods and see a plastic side motor cover with about three fasteners, there's a belt under there.

A metal cover with a gasket and 20 fasteners, to hold the oil in, has a chain.

When you get down to the nitty gritty, look up your prospective engine on rockauto.com (or the manufacturer website-- but rock auto will be faster) and try to buy a belt or chain for it. wink

Chains seem a little more common now than the late 90s. Belts are about a 105k service item now; you may save more money getting a car with a belt and reasonable 14-15 inch tires compared to blingy 18s for example.

Top
#2075568 - 11/13/10 09:33 AM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: otis24]
Bill in Utah Offline



Registered: 11/11/02
Posts: 12838
Loc: UT
Toyota Corollas with the 1.8l 1ZZFE since 1998 have had chains. 2011 Subaru 2/5l H4 just went to a chain.

Top
#2075572 - 11/13/10 09:42 AM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: otis24]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 12294
Loc: Illinois
Ford Focus.
_________________________
2007 Ford Fusion 206,000 miles
M1 0-20 AFE
2007 Ford Focus 172,000 miles
M1 0-20 AFE
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters


Top
#2075577 - 11/13/10 09:46 AM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: otis24]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 18408
Loc: Orlando, FL
I would be looking a the Corolla if you need a gas sipping 4 Cyl car.
_________________________
2016 Equinox LT
2006 Accord SE
2005 RSX base

Top
#2075590 - 11/13/10 10:03 AM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: BigBuck]
shrooms Offline


Registered: 01/26/10
Posts: 806
Loc: NEPA
Originally Posted By: BigBuck
4cyl. Accords and Civics have a chain.


Gen 8 have them. The older gen doesn't. Mine has belt.
_________________________
2002 Mazda MPV. PUP 5W20, Fram XG2, Dex VI
2001 Honda Civic HX. M1 EP 5W20, Fram XG3717

Top
#2075599 - 11/13/10 10:14 AM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: otis24]
flacoman Offline


Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 460
Loc: Ft Lauderdale Fl
Mazda 2.3 and Suzuki 2.4


Edited by flacoman (11/13/10 10:14 AM)
Edit Reason: added one

Top
#2075624 - 11/13/10 10:45 AM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: otis24]
hate2work Offline


Registered: 09/04/08
Posts: 4617
Loc: Western Washington

Here's the list for Toyotas. We have a 9th gen Corolla and really like it. Easy to work on, easy to maintain and gets very good highway mileage.

http://www.toyota.com/help/faqs/service-does_my_vehicle_have_a_timing_belt_or_a_timing_chain.html
_________________________

Top
#2075627 - 11/13/10 10:46 AM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: otis24]
Quest Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 7358
Loc: beaver land EH?
Honda Fit (from 2006 onwards)

Q.
_________________________
"Internet discussion boards act as echo chambers for conspiracy dittoheads" A.Allen

Top
#2075642 - 11/13/10 11:02 AM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: Quest]
Rix Offline


Registered: 09/10/10
Posts: 393
Loc: washington
Every 4 cylinder in toyota's lineup has a chain these days.
The last 4cylinder belt engine was the 5sfe in the camry and solara IIRC.
Since around 2002-ish?

Most manufacturers are switching to chains so they can remove the cost of the timing belt replacement from the maintenance cost of the vehicle, and to make smaller engine packages.

Personally, I prefer timing belts.
_________________________
Information is power. Factual data is ammunition.

Top
#2075660 - 11/13/10 11:26 AM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: otis24]
SaturnIonVue Offline


Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 655
Loc: New Jersey
GM Ecotec 4Cyl engines have chains.
_________________________
2016 Elantra

Oil: 5W-20/30 Pennzoil Syn/Quaker State Ultimate Durability & OEM filters.

Top
#2075661 - 11/13/10 11:33 AM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: shrooms]
lotoboy21 Offline


Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 22
Loc: virginia
Originally Posted By: shrooms
Originally Posted By: BigBuck
4cyl. Accords and Civics have a chain.


Gen 8 have them. The older gen doesn't. Mine has belt.


Mine is a 7th generation (2004) and it has a timing chain.
_________________________
'93 Mercedes Benz 190e 2.6L 116k
Valvoline Maxlife 10w40, Napa Gold filter
'04 Honda Accord EX 2.4L 94k
Mobil 1 0W20, Napa Gold filter

Top
#2075681 - 11/13/10 11:58 AM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: otis24]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 18408
Loc: Orlando, FL
Will this new company pay for your gas ?

Some companies will pay $0.50 per mile if you live X amount of miles away past a certain limit..... but many people do not know about that benefit.
_________________________
2016 Equinox LT
2006 Accord SE
2005 RSX base

Top
#2075701 - 11/13/10 12:16 PM Re: Which 4 cyl engines have timing chain? [Re: otis24]
Virtuoso Offline


Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 2699
Loc: Lincoln, NE
The 2.4L 'Twin-Cam' Quad4 decendant in our '99 Malibu has a chain. Drives the waterpump too. That will be a fun one to change.

Top
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >