Does a 3FE have a timing belt or chain?

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  1. MoJ

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    Quick question...does a 3FE FJ80 (1991) have a timing belt or chain? (yeah I should know this) I searched back 500 days but discussion was limited to fzj & 100 series, nothing specific to a 3FE motor. I have someone coming to look at my 91 tonight and wanted to make sure I informed them correctly. Belt or chain, is there a recommended maintenance interval?
    thanks guys,
    Jason
     
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    It has neither.

    The camshaft is gear driven.
     
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    all about the old school tech,
    3FE POWA!!!
    Dave
    sorry couldnt resist
     
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    [quote author=cruiserdan link=board=2;threadid=12343;start=msg113119#msg113119 date=1078163819]
    It has neither.

    The camshaft is gear driven.
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    What are the advantages/DISadvantages of this setup?
     
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    Pros (my read)

    Long life
    Consistant timing
    Durable

    Cons (again, my read)

    Noisy (in some cases)
    It's not an over-head cam.
     
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    Is definitely a work horse for the long haul as long as it stays lubed. I never had any problems with mine in my 60 and 62.....never was an issue at all.
     
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