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Old 11-10-2017, 06:37 AM   #4
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Default Re: Timing belt

I replaced mine at 204K just because I was doing a rebuild. I honestly don't think I'd replace it if I was not already going inside the engine. If it is not making scary noises then I'd let it be.

When I bought my Saturn new in 99, that is one part of the sales pitch I remember. The Hondas and similar had belts and the Saturn had a chain.

Edit: at post 273 in my thread there are pictures of the timing cover off while in the car. Not super hard of a job but a pain compared to working with the engine on a stand. You could do it in a weekend.

Bryan Cotton
'99 SL2, 5SP bought new
Rebuilt at 204,067 September 2017
Engine, subframe, diff pin mod, brake lines, headliner, alternator, and so on!
'98 SC2, 5SP bought 2018

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