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Timing chain broke on 2000 Jaguar xj8. I was curious if this is a normal maintenance item on these automobiles, same as a timing belt?

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Timing chain broke on v8, 3.2 2001, will the piston hit the valves,and damage the pistons?

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Timing chain and timing belt are the same thing. Some cars use chains, others use belt. There are a variety of reason that cause them to break, and its common.
There are no preventive maintenance procedures to reduce breakage

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I have 115,000 miles on my car and it runs great. Do I need to worry about the timing chain/belt replacement?

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At 100000km shall i need to change the timing chain for my 4.0L sohc ford explorer eddie baur and how about the fan belt?

With proper maintenance (ie, oil changes) a timing chain should last the life of the engine. It is not considered part of the normal scheduled maintenance. Even if you wanted to replace the timing chain you would not be able to without the timing chain kit that holds all the various parts in the correct alignment while the chain in being replaced. That will set you back about $500 to $600 us dollars.

Even if you had the kit you would have to pull the motor to replace all the timing chains. The passenger side cam is turned by a chain on the backside of the motor and is only serviceable with the engine removed from the vehicle. It is a really goofy setup!

As far as the serpentine belt there are a couple rules of thumb. If there are more than 3 cracks per inch it should be replaced. If it is making noise it should be replaced. Some newer belts will not show cracks and will need to be measured for wear out with a little plastic tool available form your local parts store. They may even have one for you to use quick.

As far as other scheduled maintenance on your vehicle you can check the owners manual. It will have a list of services at particular intervals. Your local ford dealer or independent repair shop will also be able to help you with what needs to be done.

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Timing belt broke, i think. right front wheel went in to wheel well and burst ????

not likely, but not impossible. the most common cause of timing belt failure is maintenance neglect.

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Timing chain broke in back of engine on passenger side

Replacement of the timing belts is a critical maintenance item on most all VW's. Usually start watching the performance begining at about 70,000 miles. Dealer cost for the service is typically in the $600-750 range. Other parts should also be replaced once the timing belt is exposed. A timing belt failure can result in severe damafge to the engine, and can kill most engines when it occurs. Engine replacement is an expensive repair.

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1999 Nissan Sentra GXE timing belt/chain maintenance

good day Sir, your nissan sentra 1999 gxe have a timing chain this is some tips for your routine maintenance.
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It's actaully a timing belt, not a chain. But the mileage recommendation i believe is 60,000 or 90,000 miles.

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