1996 2.7 litre timing chain replacement (1 Viewer)

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Anyone have any experience how long these last, any benefit from changing them and the gear set or just run them till they fail as I think a 2.7 does not have an interference fit?
 
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3RZ Timing Chain

I specifically asked when my 1998 Taco was in the shop last week, and the shop manager (Parker Toyota, Coeur d'Alene, ID) told me that the 2 & 3rz engines normally go 200,000+ miles on the factory timing set, and the only way you can tell that it needs replaced is when they start making the infamous chain-slapping-the-cover noise like 22r's do....
 
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Anyone have any experience how long these last, any benefit from changing them and the gear set or just run them till they fail as I think a 2.7 does not have an interference fit?

Apparently the 2.7 has a dual timing chain set. Whereas the 3.4 is a timing belt that requires changing around every 90K. That's why the 2.7 is considered one of Toyota's most reliable engines. So you can spend the money on other things. :D
 

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thanks guys for the feedback....I was looking back in time on this forum and found the same conversation....
https://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=129593

So there you have it... 2.7 litre drive it till it gets real noisy and generally don't worry about the chain in it!:)
 
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