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Old 06-14-2006, 03:02 PM   #31
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It'* a good thing I ditched my DOHC Sebring. I never really liked that engine, though it'* better than the 2.7 from what I understand
Oh god! The 2.7 sludge monster! My aunt had a nasty expierience from that engine. She hadn't changed her oil, and we did it and it was near the consistency of goo. She was so lucky it didn't kill the POS 2.7.
Yes the 2.7 sludge monster. Just looking at that engine gives me a headache. It looks like a mess.

My Sebring is at 43K and would have been due for a timing belt change within a year the rate I drive. I'm glad I really don't have to worry about bending valves if my chain should go.

Which brings up a question...what'* the interval of changing the timing chain on our engines? How much over 100K in other words? If a water pump should go I guess it would be a good time to change it too.
Not really pete... I would reccomend 100k to change the timming chain... But thats not a have to... I have hardly ever heard of a 3800 jumping time... Don't think you have a lot to worry about there bud.... I am at 148k on my 95.... I did the 91'* at 80K ish due to the Interupter... The chain tensioner was doing its job, but being that I was in there and the chain set was $41 and the gasket set was $14 I did it just to do it while I was there...

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I'll agree with Don there...if you are in...do it.. Otherwise..we have people well over 150-200K w/o issues.
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The car has 76k on it and this is the first time the belt is being changed.

Bill thank you for that article.
Morty if you guys keep the one eye for a lot longer, please change the timming belt again at 136K...

When we did the belt on the 92 Mitsu it was shady at best, I have checked the belt a couple of times and so far its doing ok but its almost due for a replacement...

And have you guys got the car back yet?

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Don, what do you know about timing belt life on other imports? Say my 04 Civic, for example?
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Don, what do you know about timing belt life on other imports? Say my 04 Civic, for example?
You may want to look in the owners manual, but if memory serves honda 4 cylinders have a 90K mile timming belt life... Their V6'* are 60K tho

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