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2.7L Timing Belt or Chain?

Just turned over 175,000 and thinking I should replace timing belt or chain.

I presume it's a chain, as a belt would have broke long ago?

Anyone know?
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Just turned over 175,000 and thinking I should replace timing belt or chain.

I presume it's a chain, as a belt would have broke long ago?

Anyone know?

You are correct. At 175k you are playing russian roulette with your motor... all depends how much of a risk taker you are. ;)
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Timing Chain

So it is a Chain?

I'm planning on doing it soon!

btw, I broke two timing belts on my previous car, a bmw 525i. Major expense.

Ever since then, I have been very light on the accelerator! Maybe that's what has got me this far with my Trep.

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So it is a Chain?

I'm planning on doing it soon!

btw, I broke two timing belts on my previous car, a bmw 525i. Major expense.

Ever since then, I have been very light on the accelerator! Maybe that's what has got me this far with my Trep.

Thanks!
Yep. You'll see some threads on this with good info... change the water pump, tensioner, etc at the same time and you should be good for another 175k. Hopefully :(

I should do this too... but I want to see if I can make it to 200k first.
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Other Problems.

On another thread...Dodge Talk, I've read reports of lots of people having engine failure problems...mostly because of the alumimum "flash" and "sludge" problems.

I've religiously changed my oil every 3K, and my engine still purrs like a kitten.

Can I presume, at this mileage (175K), that I won't suffer from these issues?

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On another thread...Dodge Talk, I've read reports of lots of people having engine failure problems...mostly because of the alumimum "flash" and "sludge" problems.

I've religiously changed my oil every 3K, and my engine still purrs like a kitten.

Can I presume, at this mileage (175K), that I won't suffer from these issues?

Thanks
Same here. You and I probably don't have to worry about it, because it's all highway miles, with the engine operating and normal temperature all the time. That is the best thing for the 2.7. There's no telling how long one of these will run all original, unless one of us tries it.
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The Lucky Ones....

...are what you might call us. My miles are also mostly highway....dozens of trips between California, Ohio and Florida!

My '98 has performed extraordinarily well! Still get high 20's mileage on the open road, cruising at speed limit.

Looked into a new car recently, but it's just not worth it!


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Same here. You and I probably don't have to worry about it, because it's all highway miles, with the engine operating and normal temperature all the time. That is the best thing for the 2.7. There's no telling how long one of these will run all original, unless one of us tries it.
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I'm cornfused though... didn't you say the other day you had a 3.2 in it?
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