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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Timing Chain Replace or Not?

I have a 4cyl/2.7L 1999 Toyota Tacoma w/a little over 82K miles on it. I believe I have a timing chain, not timing belt on it? And was wondering, if it is a timing chain, whether or not I need to replace it and when (ie: mileage)?
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Should be a lifetime part. If you rebuild the engine for any reason replace it, otherwise leave it alone.
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What ^^^^ He said. I have never seen an actual chain go. It is always the guides which i believe they improved for the 2.7 from the 22r

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I kinda disagree. Chains get streched out over time and need to be replaced. I had to replace one on my old 22RE. It got to the point where the chain had worn into the side and was mixing anti-freeze w/ the engine oil and vice versa. This was around 170k miles though.

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It got to the point where the chain had worn into the side and was mixing anti-freeze w/ the engine oil and vice versa. This was around 170k miles though.
That's the guide problem Ike talks about:

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That's the guide problem Ike talks about:
Yep. I should have clearified that. Once the guides are toast the chain can do lots of damage. If I'm in there to replace the guides, I'll replace the chain as well.

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if you do chanis in a 22r replace with a dual row chain and steel guides.......will never have a problem again.........never saw a 20r have the chain problem, they came with dual row and steel guides..................

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