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Timing chain is it recommended to replace the timing chain on a 3.8 v6 BUICK Lucerne? i have about 80M miles. Thanks, Roland

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Hello par49: My name is Roger and I will answer your question for you. There is no set time to replace a timing chain unlike the timing belt. The chain and gears in your engine are all made of steel. This allows for long durability and extended trouble free driving. Just enjoy driving your car. Should you need further help please just ask. Thank You for using Fix Ya.Roger

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NO worries, the ECM will set the check engine light when the timing chain has stretched to the point that the timing chain tensioner can no longer keep the engine timed. The newer engines today rarely have timing chain issues and will last the duration of the engine's life.
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Hi,
These motors have chains not belts, and are a lot stronger then belts and GM doesn't have an interval for them. Change them once they break, and your definitely not even close at 80k miles. They can easily go 200k.
Thanks,
Lee

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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I have a 2006 Buick Lucerne V6 code po128 comes up. What does it mean?


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Regarding which thermostat to use, I am guessing it depends on where you live.

Ask these people when you order the thermostat.

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/shop_years/buick-lucerne-thermostat-2006.html

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We are looking into buying a 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL v-6 with 89,000 miles. What type issues are we looking at? I noticed it has a timing chain, when do they need to be changed, if it breaks what type of...


A very nice comfortable automobile:) No concerns with timing belts...no other major concerns...they hold resale value well don't they:) At 89,000 miles you early maintenance concerns will be have the brakes been replaced...have the front rear struts been replaced? Tranny fluid filter serviced yet? Also should replace plugs and wires by 100,000, also look at wear on serpentine belt...coolant serviced? These are minor concerns, but will definitely affect your enjoyment of this premium Buick:)

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We are looking into buying a 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL v-6 with 89,000 miles. What type issues are we looking at? I noticed it has a timing chain, when do they need to be changed, if it breaks what type of...


Is this the right car for you? If you do lots of short trips, work etc then larger engines are prone to sludge in the oil which require more often oil changes say 5-6000 mls. This is because the engine isn't hot enough for enough time to evaporate moisture in the oil. Timing chains in a well maintained engine should do 200k but if they break, which is rare, the engine would be wrecked. I'm assuming the check engine light comes on at a given mileage because its highly unlikely it can account for wear. Consider the use you will give it and the level of maintenance and the decision is yours.

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I have a 1989 Buick Regal with the 3.1 V6 engine. What is the replacement interval for the timing chain? This car has well over 200,000 miles I think on the original chain. I am the second owner and got it...


There is no standard replacement interval for timing chains. There are some signs that will indicate that it is worn out like a rattle from behind the timing cover. If the engine has been taken care of the chain should last the life of the engine.

The only time I have changed them is if the vehicle has higher miles and the timing cover needs to be pulled to fix a problem like an oil leak or coolant leak. Otherwise they are not common repairs.

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I cannot find any traction device for my Buick Lucerne.


yes try tire cables there smaller in clearance than chains and as effective. they may be slightly more price wise but this should get you by. happy travels.

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1995 GMC safari V6 When does the timing belt need replacing


sorry i didnt see the TIMING belt in the title -
GMC recommends replacing Timing belt at 71,000 miles....
however your particular vehicle may have a timing CHAIN.

The 4.3L engine is the only engine covered by this guide which uses a timing chain and gear (sprocket) assembly to turn the camshaft. The 2.5L engine uses a direct gear drive (without a chain).

Only replace the chain if after inspecting it - it is worn or damaged!
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I would recommend that you change your oil every 3,000 mile or 3 months which ever come first. This just help you keep a cleaner engine and keeps oil at Peak performance and provide excellent protection against sludge which developes with lack of oil change. Once a year seems too long for an oil change. However between oil changes you can add oil if needed. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA

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