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

      ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools:
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      about 9 months ago
    • Carcinogenic the Wolf
      Carcinogenic the Wolf In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      4:05 Is the best part

      about 1 month ago
    • Honest John
      Honest John In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      Hy Vo Scotty !...away.

      about 2 months ago
    • ilanamar10
      ilanamar10 In reply to Scotty Kilmer

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

      about 2 months 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 3 months ago
    • Richard Anderson
      Richard Anderson In reply to Scotty Kilmer

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

      about 3 months ago
    • nrs

      Draw back to a chain solution is the need for a tensioner that may need to be replaced. But the chain is far superior to a rubber belt.

      about 1 day ago
    • Emad Aldeen
      Emad Aldeen

      That's why i sold my 2004 civic and got a 2007 one instead because since 2006 all civic's has chains

      about 2 days ago
    • Olomola Dapo
      Olomola Dapo

      i am planning to buy a used kia sportage 2008 lx with 192000 mileage please any advice on the reliability and durability level

      about 2 days ago
    • 1trucavalier

      I was lucky my oil gulping VQ35 never had the chain guide issue.

      about 3 days ago
    • anthony truong
      anthony truong

      Anyone: Does ‘08 Lexus Gx470 have timing belt or timing chain? Thank you,

      about 3 days ago
    • metallikat05

      I had a ‘99 Ford escort with a 2.0 SPI and a 5-speed that blew the timing belt as I had the clutch disengaged downshifting around a right turn. I lucked out about the timing. Engine was still okay! Cost me $499 to fix (mechanic did the water pump while they were in there), but hey! Sold that car to a friend who eventually had to get rid of it because of unsafe rust.

      about 3 days ago
    • Dac Kour
      Dac Kour

      If you want to buy a new car, and you ask and find out that this car you want have a timing belt instead of a timing chain, could it be a fact that make you look for an other car?

      about 4 days ago
    • Pinto S
      Pinto S

      Cool man, nice.

      about 4 days ago

      Your a Living Legand Scotty. Keep up the great work!

      about 4 days ago
    • Modern Muscle 180
      Modern Muscle 180

      My 392 Hemi uses a timing gear. I occasionally get people that ask if it's supercharged because of thar gear whine. It's not even that loud, you bearly hear it.

      about 5 days ago
    • Demond Kenemore
      Demond Kenemore

      Scotty is a true O.G..he letting the truth be told about these scandalous car companys..salute

      about 5 days ago
    • Bo Petersen
      Bo Petersen

      If you want to sqeeze the "connecting rod length" to stroke ratio to max and need the aerodynamics to be fair you need some way of reducing the hight of the cylinderhead.
      You want 4 valves in there and a shallow combustion chamber and the intake area can't be reduced so lift need be increased - you even want a spark plug in there too, taking up space for the valves !!!?.

      Just a little question to all here, lets see if you can guess this right - you are allowed to join Scotty ;-)
      which camshaft will put the most load on the camshaft drive system ?
      15 mm core shaft diameter or 30 mm core shaft diameter - both with 15 mm lift !

      Let get to the solution for the initial design constrains:
      Increase the lift from 12 to 17 mm,
      decrease the camshaft core diameter from 30 to 15 mm to be able to reduce the angle between the valves/camshafts,
      shorten the valve stems 10 mm - you need shorter valve springs with higher spring rates - but who cares :-)
      the above two allows you to lower your camshafts 25 mm, one inch !! - nice
      But it comes with a cost, a huge cost -
      near 100% increase of cam rise-rate (steeper cams) and very likely the same increase spring rate = more than 100% increase of strain on the cam-drive-train - assuming we are not doubling the number of valves.

      Belts are actually very reliable - my own little "oil-burner" (diesel) has a belt service life of 240 000 km or 10 years whichever comes first.
      My belt was changed at 237 000 km and 10 years, was curiously tested and was found to be well within 90% of the strength of a new belt - its a 20 mm wide belt and 16 valves DOHC.

      Do you want reliability ? - keep the service intervals and use the right quality of spare parts. If you are not qualified to select the right quality - USE original spare parts and DO NOT Chip-tune.

      about 5 days ago
    • Andrew Schwab
      Andrew Schwab

      Rev up and snap your shitty timing belts!!

      about 6 days ago
    • Jason West
      Jason West

      Popcorn Sutton is your grandpa?

      about 6 days ago
    • Jason Littlefield
      Jason Littlefield

      Our 2010 Dodge Caliber with a 2.0 4 cylinder I thought it had a timing belt but I found out that it has a timing chain and that is good news for us.Saving money is great

      about 6 days ago
    • mitzvah torah
      mitzvah torah

      Why can't I modify the rubber timing chain to a steel timing chain? Change the sperocket that the timing chain fastens to?

      about 7 days ago

      So if they went back to chains what was done about the noise complaints? lol!

      about 7 days ago
    • Paul Rodrigues
      Paul Rodrigues

      Makes you want to slap the guy who sold the timing belt idea to the engine MFG's

      about 8 days ago
    • BIG_BOSS

      my toyota land cruiser 2011 has timing belt ..... WTF !!! i sold it before i change it and i got GMC Yukon now with a timing chain <3

      about 8 days ago
    • Lamster66

      Timing belt is lighter and Quiter too
      But cheap is the reason manfcturers use them.
      or at least till you need one changing then theyre not so cheap.
      My car has a chain!

      about 8 days ago
    • Glsrider

      I have a 1999 B14 Nissan Sentra 1.3 liters that has 360k kms on it. Original aircon compressor, original carburetor, not burning oil, engine never been opened and yes, it is equipped with a timing belt.

      about 8 days ago
    • Martindyna

      Timing chains are super reliable unless you're talking BMW about 20 years ago.
      And they were interference engines so you were lucky if you didn't bend a valve stem or 2.
      Somebody told me they used an odd design of chain - more like a mesh - not sure whether that's true.

      about 8 days ago
    • stockton350

      Timing belts are part of planned obsolescence.

      about 9 days ago
    • Patraic

      The Honda Odyssey has an interference engine and a timing belt. I didn't know that when I bought one less than a year later the belt failed and killed the engine. If I had known I would have had it checked when I got the vehicle.

      about 9 days ago
    • DKLGalactus5

      you don't change that belt you will be buying an engine Note the belt is cheaper

      about 9 days ago
    • walter xyz643
      walter xyz643

      My 1997 nissan pickup have a chain. timing just fail. destroy the engine with 289000 miles.

      about 10 days ago
    • vsboy 25
      vsboy 25

      Here is a idea get rid of over paid car company executives and make better chains.......

      about 11 days ago
    • jeff archibald
      jeff archibald

      No excuse for a belt on an interference motor.

      about 11 days ago
    • jeff archibald
      jeff archibald

      All true but less reciprocating mass with belts.

      about 11 days ago