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Lurch77
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join:2001-11-22
Oconto, WI
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reply to fartness

Re: Timing belt interval

Yes, go with what Steve said. I had an old 1994 Escort with nearly 150,000 miles when I sold it. I believe the timing belt recommendation was at 90,000. I never did it. The engine was a non-interference engine, so I figured I would just take care of it if it ever broke.

If the car was an interference engine, I would certainly do it at regular recommended intervals. Don't gamble when a failure means destroying the engine. For those not familiar with the term, here's an explanation, along with a link to Gates guide to find out if your engine is an interference type. »www.freeasestudyguides.com/inter···ine.html


workablob

join:2004-06-09
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said by Lurch77:

Yes, go with what Steve said. I had an old 1994 Escort with nearly 150,000 miles when I sold it. I believe the timing belt recommendation was at 90,000. I never did it. The engine was a non-interference engine, so I figured I would just take care of it if it ever broke.

If the car was an interference engine, I would certainly do it at regular recommended intervals. Don't gamble when a failure means destroying the engine. For those not familiar with the term, here's an explanation, along with a link to Gates guide to find out if your engine is an interference type. »www.freeasestudyguides.com/inter···ine.html

+1

I had a 1995 and 1996 escort that both went over 100K and I never replaced the timing belt/chain.

Dave
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bobjohnson
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join:2007-02-03
Orlando, FL
I had a 1997 Acura Integra 4cyl with 280k miles on it... Replaced everything but the timing belt... That said, I would recommend replacing the timing kit in the intervals with any interference engine... I have seen some bad things happen.