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Guys, been flicking through the manual and I see that the 100,000k service says replace the above belt but I thought these motors had a chain, can anybody clarify as I can't find the belt in the Manual.
 

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Nissan (unlike Toyota) use the same manual for a lot of different vehicles and you need to sort through & see what applies to your vehicle/engine type (it can get confusing)

As others have stated it is chain drive

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THat is what I thought until I saw it in the manual, but guess what, my sons local service guys have offered to change the belt for $400, what do you think!!
 

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Which manual did you look at that shows the belt on the 3ltr?

The service manual clearly shows the timing chain and no belt!!!

Ask them which belt, the serpentine belt (external) or the timing chain?

$400 may be feasable for a chain to be replaced including all parts & labor though....
 

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THat is what I thought until I saw it in the manual, but guess what, my sons local service guys have offered to change the belt for $400, what do you think!!
My guess is they don't know jack and that is what they quote for any timing belt. If they don't know it hasn't got one would you seriously let them work on it??? They obviously have no experience on the model/engine so not me thanks.
 

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Spot on, I decided to prove to my son and his uncle that they were just trying to rip him off so I dropped into my local Nissan dealer and clarified, he told me it was quite common for it to happen and they often get calls for the belts, worse still some non Nissan mechanics actually charge to do it, good money if you can get it. Son now believes me, uncle still doesn't but he drives a toygetta Hilux so who cares!!
 

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yes it is a chain and they do recomend that it be changed every 100,000kms
 

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Interesting thing about timing chains

Years ago (in the 70's & 80's) when they were the latest greatest thing they were short double row chunky things that over time used to stretch,wear gears & flog out the guides & tensioner by 150,000 to 200,000 klms sometimes to the point where they would start to flog against the side of the timing case

The latest ones are about twice (or more in some of the V engines)the length,single row & look like a pushbike chain so it will be interesting to see how they go with a few klms on them

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