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Re: Is 2.8L V6 a valve cruncher if timing belt breaks?

Andrew Duane USG/PE wrote:
> Hairy green toads from Mars made Steve Valin say:

> > The 2.8L 12V V6 is an interference engine.  I'm sure the 30V would be as
> > well.
> It probably is, but the 30-valve uses a timing chain (actually
> a double chain, from the picture), so it's not likely to break.
> The chain is *not* a service-interval item.

the chain connects the exhaust cams to the neighboring intake cams at
the back of the engine.  The intake cams are still driven by a belt at
the front of the engine.


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