Why Some Cars Have a Timing Chain Instead of a Timing Belt, DIY with Scotty Kilmer. Timing belt vs timing chain. How timing belt works. How timing chain works. Timing belt or timing chain, which is better? How to check timing belt. How to check timing chain. Timing belt inspection. Timing chain inspection. The history of timing belts and timing chains. Everything you need to know about timing belts and timing chains. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years.

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    • Scotty Kilmer
      Scotty Kilmer

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      about 7 months ago
    • Honest John
      Honest John In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      Hy Vo Scotty !...away.

      about 9 days ago
    • ilanamar10
      ilanamar10 In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      Hi Scotty , please make video why in manually gear the reverse shift is very noisy

      about 29 days ago
    • GUILLERMO Antonio
      GUILLERMO Antonio In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      What is the objective to check the timing belt?
      And how much should it cost?

      about 1 month ago
    • Richard Anderson
      Richard Anderson In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      +s3nior Rodz Scam,boy he seen you coming !!!!!!!

      about 1 month ago
    • damonbarker13
      damonbarker13 In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      Who does your memes during videos? They are hilarious!

      about 2 months ago
    • Rich MAC
      Rich MAC

      Non interference engines are generally less efficient, less powerful engines. Anything that has balls is, unfortunately, an interference engine

      about 10 hours ago
    • Rich MAC
      Rich MAC

      Scotty, you must be getting paid by Toyota. It was the Japanese manufacturers that first utilized timing belts instead of chains and they became a "routine maintenance"  item. Problem was replacing one generally meant replacing the water pump as well and suddenly you had a $700 "routine maintenance" item that had to be done every 60K miles. For me, spending $700 on routine maintenance isn't routine maintenance but a major repair. You are correct that most American V8's still use timing chains but so do most American V6's. I'll take a chain over a belt any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

      about 11 hours ago
    • james caley
      james caley

      Some recent BMWs have had terrible problems with their timing chains. I have no problem with belts, the problem is they are not easily accessible and the cost to replace is out of all proportion. Some exotic cars require the engine to be removed for a part that costs nothing. I've heard that the belt slipping or off by one tooth can be enough to cause damage. Some belts used in electric power steering are apparently made of kevlar, don't know if that is true of cambelts.

      Also it is not always the belt that fails, it can be the water pump seizing. This is avoided if the pump is driven by an ancillary belt. In all cases you have to drill down to the exact root cause.

      about 1 day ago
    • Carl Laliberte
      Carl Laliberte

      Never buy a car with a belt. Just a way for them to make another grand off you every 50 thousand or so miles

      about 1 day ago
    • KnowsEnough2BDangerous

      The problem I had on the two timing belts that I lost about 20 years ago (one on an interference engine 😢, one on a noninterference engine 😁) was not that the belts "snapped". Both sheared off the teeth on the belt at one location. Examination showed that the teeth on the belt were cracked and degraded. However, having looked at more recent belts replaced after 10 years, the belts seemed to be in much better shape with no signs of cracking. Perhaps the belts have improved? I don't think the engines are running cooler (which would presumably cause the belts to degrade more slowly).

      about 1 day ago
    • midninte ranger
      midninte ranger

      Toyota matrix was the best car ever but yet Toyota decided to stop making them Scott by move on they're part...

      about 2 days ago
    • ImmortalDoubleD

      True that

      about 3 days ago
    • Marcos Rodriguez
      Marcos Rodriguez

      The mechanic john lennon.
      Good video Great explanation
      Thanks for teaching us

      about 3 days ago
    • Ten 4
      Ten 4

      Why does Scotty's videos have an auto translated video description? It sometimes make the description unreadable due to awful translation. And the videos are still in English so I don't see the point except for irritating all non US viewers.

      about 4 days ago
    • james jones
      james jones

      I will stick with the chains
      thank you

      about 5 days ago
    • peter schmidt
      peter schmidt

      What's also good with a chain is when you get that chain rattle on engine start up you know you have an oil pressure or tensioner problem and can get it sorted. With a belt you get no noises to warn you of imminent doom.

      about 5 days ago
    • Trevor Kemp
      Trevor Kemp

      Haha great job Scotty. I have only timing chain engines: 2.5L straight 6 M50 in a BMW, 6.2L Detroit Diesel V8 in an M1009 CUCV, and 3.8L transverse V6 in a Town & Country. Never expect to mess with the chains as long as I keep them in good condition and with regular oil changes.

      about 5 days ago
    • Carpe Diem
      Carpe Diem

      Its like Jack Sparrow got seriously old and went on you tube making random videos about cars...damn those brownies got magic again...

      about 6 days ago
    • pcosta816

      “I’ll never buy another Nissan” due to them moving to timing belts....even though they moved back to chains, and a ton of manufacturers make interference motors with belts... the Nissan hate is strong with Scotty.

      about 6 days ago
    • AdonisGaming93

      honda integra dc5 has a timing chain too. Love that car, my buddy has one.

      about 6 days ago
    • Zach Wells
      Zach Wells

      Hey scotty i got a 99 alero that shuts off as soon as it starts but every once in a while it makes this ticking/rattlong noise. Any ideas?

      about 6 days ago
    • Ahmed S
      Ahmed S

      Scotty, the VW touareg is using gears instead of chains and belts

      about 6 days ago
    • mrsquishyboots

      M50, 1uz...I like chains

      about 6 days ago
    • Max Park
      Max Park

      Is it possible to convert from a timing belt to a chain?

      about 6 days ago
    • Sheppards1984

      A lot of chains have replace periods too... Not to mention neglecting oil changes ruin them quick... And the plastic tensioners... Chained engines are a bit louder too, at least in smaller displacements, like the skoda 1.x liter ones, or the opel 1.2-1.4-1.6 liter ones. They have that unique chain whirring sound. Also, chains can break too.

      about 6 days ago
    • Wizzl3 1
      Wizzl3 1

      My wrx has a belt 😐

      about 6 days ago
    • Gabriel Nunes
      Gabriel Nunes

      Sorry, but timing belts can cause problems only if you don't do proper maintenance.

      about 6 days ago

      Do a video on Mitsubishi eclipse 3rd gen

      about 7 days ago
    • Kellington Link
      Kellington Link

      I agree. Thanks for the video.

      about 7 days ago
    • andrew mcdonald
      andrew mcdonald

      Love the video's. Yep alway made sure in the last 15 years anyway that all my cars run on a chain. My last one had 185 miles on the same chain and was perfect.
      More videos please scot.👍👍👍

      about 7 days ago
    • Alu Card
      Alu Card

      Okz where's the sun ☀️ ?

      about 7 days ago
    • RealEstateAgentSF

      Scotty is one of the best teachers I've ever seen in my 50 years alive

      about 7 days ago
    • Eric Elkins
      Eric Elkins

      Fantastic info, Scotty! Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge!!

      about 7 days ago
    • crazyguy32100

      Most older Toyota engines are non-interference but the ones with VVT, like the 5.7L 3UR-FE in the Tundra are interference engines, replace the chain when you rebuild the engine, keep in mind there are a couple of those engines with over 1,000,000 miles on them and the original chain.

      about 7 days ago