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E36/318/1997(Malaysia)...using timing belt or timing change

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This engine should not have a timing belt, the m 40 engine had, this should have a chain which is for lifetime in the car. no replacement necessary

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I would like to know the interval change of my timing belt on my Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0 2008

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i just google this car, and the engine is a (1 of 3 offered)
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the M15a can be goggled.
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finger pressing side of cover, you see it flex inward? belt.
if sealed 100%, its chain (oil sealed) no flex.
the wiki , for Suzuki engines page fails to cover this.
Suzuki has 54 engines. see them here.
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