How long does a timing chain last? I have a 2002 Alero and it is still running great. I get 32 miles per gallon on some trips. Never under 29-30. It is a good little car.
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Timing chains generally last a long time. Depending on what motor you have in that vehicle, it might have a timing belt in it, and if this is the case, the factory recommended replacement is every 100,000 or so miles, I personally reccommend replacing timing belts every 70-80,000 miles, this way there is less a risk from throwing it.
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These are ideas only as there are many things that could improve gas mileage.
When was the last time you had a tune up? (Spark plugs check for bad sensors . When was the Air filter changed..
do you always check the air pressure in the tires. Low tires can bring your mileage down five miles per gallon or more.
Do you drive with fast starts and stops.
Do you run short trips? Short trips does not let the engine warm up to the right traveling temperature. I live in town and I get about 15 miles per gallon in town but if I drive 20 miles or more I get 24 or more with my Buick.
You will get less mileage if you drive in real cold weather.
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what a great question. and very easy , really.
stock chains or aftermarket???????
last in years, or miles>>???????
in town , short years, car not moving , but chain is, at Stop signs.
on highway many miles.
a china clone chain will not last.
a top brand will last.
most last for 250k miles or more.
if you chain oil on time. all cars made. all engines with chains.
or what ever FATE decides.
There are also CHAIN GUIDES, if a GUIDE fails
the chain wips and guess what, DIES soon,.
so its not just a chain , it is a system or parts that work together.
Hi there: most manufactures call for timing belt/chains to be replaced approximately every 75,000 to 100,000 miles. Timing belt replacement can be very difficult if you don't have much experience in that type of repair for the best step by step instructions it would be best too go and get a repair manual from your local parts distributor i would recommend getting a chilton repair manual. hope this is helpful for you best of luck too you
Depends on how you drive, how long you let it warm up, etc. If it was getting say 20 mpg, it would use about 65 gallons to go 1294 miles (2082KM), Do you know how to check your fuel mileage? When you fill up, zero the trip meter, or write down the miles, next time you fill up, get a receipt with gallons (liters) on it and write down the miles, divide it by the number of gallons, this is miles per gallon. 200 miles divided by 10 gallons equals 20MPG . zero the trip odometer again and next tank you can figure it again. I write the miles on my reciepts so anytime I want I can check. Hope this helps.
If you are getting 18 miles per gallon you are doing very well. The normal MGP is 14-17 miles per gallon, so no problems there. Is the transmission fluid at the proper level? When was the last time your transmission fluid was changed?
First things I would look at is,did they put 10w30 oil in and not 5w20 or 0w20,it makes a difference in mileage (if they run out of the correct viscosity oil they WILL put in what they have).
Did the service include a spark plug change?Is the spark plug gap correct?
Did they do a brake service?Is a brake dragging,a little to tight?Did they clean the throttle body?Maybe the engine was running a little lean before and now is at the proper fuel mixture,with less MPGs but running clean at the exhaust.
Weather conditions?Head winds and colder temps reduce MPG.