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 4 months ago
    • damonbarker13
      damonbarker13 In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      Who does your memes during videos? They are hilarious!

      about 14 days ago
    • Carmen Matias
      Carmen Matias In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      2002 toyota echo

      about 1 month ago
      MICHAEL DAVIS In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      Hi Scotty Kilmer. Great video and very informational! I have a 2000 Camry LE 4 cylinder. Is mine a non-interference engine?

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

      Scotty Kilmer My Lexus belt looked like new when I had it changed 2 years ago. Lexus knew how to do this.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mihai Soltan
      Mihai Soltan In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      One of best English Channel about cars . Thank you very much

      about 1 month ago
    • MoparRob440

      Double roller all the way baby...

      about 1 day ago
    • asaf gl
      asaf gl

      What is the exuct model of you toyota cellica???

      about 2 days ago
    • GGALLIN1776

      If you can get a gear drive replacement(cloyes? Summit & Jegs have em for about $100 iirc), go with that.
      You have a choice between loud & "quiet" but it'll outlast the belt crap.

      about 3 days ago
    • Heelix Rainier
      Heelix Rainier

      Fact of the matter is as long as you follow the maintenance from the mfr, you shouldn't have a problem with either. Change your timing belt at the recommended intervals (usually anywhere from 60k to 100,000 miles) using quality parts (not cheap belts) and you shouldn't have a problem. I know a few people who have the older late 90's civics and a few have over 250k on them. If you don't maintain it (belt or chain) it will fail. Obviously chains need to be defective, or have something (such as piece of debris in the engine) get lodged into the chain or gear, or you run your vehicle too low on oil and the chain isn't lubed properly, then yes even a chain will break. Advantage to chains though, is they will usually give an audible warning when they are going bad. Timing belts just break. When I had my 97 Civic, I always went with the idea of 6 years or 60,000 miles to replace the belt (I live in the midwest so the weather can get pretty hot during the summer and cold during the winter and Honda had a "Severe" maintenance schedule for those who lived in areas where temps would get below freezing--which I erred on the side of being cautious and doing the belt every 6 years or 60,000 miles). Really, if you have a belt, it should be changed every 6 years regardless of mileage because the rubber deteriorates over time no matter how little you drive it.

      about 3 days ago
    • Mario Morales
      Mario Morales

      U need to make a collaboration with Cris fox it

      about 4 days ago
    • wahh Taoo
      wahh Taoo

      You're editing skills are next level Scotty keep it up!

      about 4 days ago
    • Lion-Heart IV
      Lion-Heart IV

      I'm really chuffed that my Nissan has a timing chain.

      about 4 days ago
    • Ice Man
      Ice Man

      I love chains. I can hear the fukers rattle. My belt driven diesel makes me nervous v old chains that rattled for thousands before I offloaded them as I couldn't afford the fix anyway.

      about 4 days ago
    • cass johnson
      cass johnson

      Can I get a short list of non interference engine cars

      about 4 days ago
    • jaja smile
      jaja smile

      6 dollar part but a 500 dollar job .

      about 5 days ago
    • M_ White008
      M_ White008

      Kevlar belts scotty!? I have run big turbo Audi's with them no problem. Just do the service when it's time.

      about 5 days ago
    • Sechott12

      Are they going to engineer solenoid driven valves? The computer can modulate them for performance or economy. Gas mileage should be increased, since there is no camshaft.

      about 5 days ago
    • RPK

      Your titles are translated in whole MFKIN language at l'East can we get accurate translations ??

      about 5 days ago
    • Alexander OBrien
      Alexander OBrien

      I was always curious about the chain in my 02 CRV after hearing about belts for years.

      about 5 days ago
    • Satsui Nohado
      Satsui Nohado

      I had a friend who owned a Scion TC. His mechanic told him he needed a new timing belt. I told him it was a chain. His Mechanic insisted. We took it apart and viola,a timing chain. I laughed so hard because the mechanic claimed he had over 20 years experience

      about 5 days ago
    • Soldado de Juan José Torres
      Soldado de Juan José Torres In reply to Satsui Nohado

      Could've just showed him a quick google search.

      about 3 days ago
    • Boss Dog
      Boss Dog

      As always, clear and concise material. Scotty always makes good sense.

      about 6 days ago
    • Reel Heel
      Reel Heel

      I made sure my VW Jetta had a chain before I bought it. I refuse to buy a vehicle that has a belt.

      about 6 days ago
    • john Hini
      john Hini

      thank u topvideo..many thanks

      about 7 days ago
    • Alvaro Ramirez
      Alvaro Ramirez

      Hi Scotty. What about BMW e39 523i or 525i is so good or just fame?

      about 10 days ago
    • hairlesheep

      I had a friend who blew two hondas due to these belts. Always check to see if non interference.

      about 10 days ago
    • Alex M
      Alex M

      Timing chains are cheap and a bad design,diamond timing chains is where its at.

      about 12 days ago
    • Frank Gutowski
      Frank Gutowski

      GDI doesn’t impose more pressure on a timing belt. Nor does VVT. Belts are fine. Just change them when you’re supposed to.

      about 12 days ago
    • Frank Gutowski
      Frank Gutowski In reply to Frank Gutowski


      True. Who knows. I recall the additive being a syrupy brown liquid containing cylindrical pellets. I wish I had the forethought to lubricate other moving parts that would have benefited...door hinges, latching and key mechanism inside the door, window regulator on the driver’s door...

      Time took its toll. Synthetic materials were degrading faster than I had patience to replace them!

      about 9 days ago
    • Thakiid101
      Thakiid101 In reply to Frank Gutowski

      I don't think id credit an additive with your freakishly long lasting water pump although who knows!, usually pellet style additives were used to as a band aid to high aluminum porosity like the early gm aluminum engines, especially if that aluminum was sitting on an iron block, they needed all the fortification they could get!

      about 9 days ago
    • Frank Gutowski
      Frank Gutowski In reply to Frank Gutowski


      OK. Times change. Some components that were regarded as durable become not so, and vice versa. My water pump lasted 24 years possibly because I changed the coolant regularly and used a pelletized additive, whose name I don’t recall. It was a sealant, corrosion inhibitor and lubricant. The only water pump part that wears out is a rubber seal. Rubber parts on my French Peugeot were of excellent quality, so perhaps that explains its longevity.

      about 9 days ago
    • Thakiid101
      Thakiid101 In reply to Frank Gutowski

      +Frank Gutowski there seems to be a problem with modern cars eating their guides and modern owners treating it like a washing machine! I usually never replace a water pump on the first belt job. I prefer a belt knowing that everything is fresh and will operate like day one at 100k

      about 9 days ago
    • Frank Gutowski
      Frank Gutowski In reply to Frank Gutowski


      Last timing chain car I owned, a Peugeot 505 GL, went 259K on the original timing chain. I changed the oil every 3K miles with Castrol GTX though. I never replaced the water pump either. I believe wp replacement is recommended for timing belt engines. Belt changes of any kind can be challenging or easy, depending on accessibility. I don’t see see any new car engine bays on YT with good accessibility.

      When I was a kid, we owned a ‘59 Cadillac with a huge 325 hp V8. I could almost fit in next to the engine. There was a good 18” between the front of the engine and the grille.

      about 9 days ago
    • Nickolas Damron
      Nickolas Damron

      I like timing belts better because it seems like makers late-90s and up don't know how to design timing chains and tensioners. Hell they're even using nylon for timing gear teeth. It's ridiculous.

      about 12 days ago
    • Mr Anonymous
      Mr Anonymous

      My belt snapped last week never buying a french van ever again!
      Chain is the way to go

      about 13 days ago
    • carlosrg68

      Your like the fkn prophet of timing chain explanation. Thx for the details.

      about 15 days ago
    • Ahmad

      Could you mention a few modern car models that come equipped with a timing chain as oppose to a timing belt?

      about 15 days ago
    • Justin Avery
      Justin Avery

      My 1987 Ford Ranger had timing gears😉

      about 16 days ago
    • Justin Avery
      Justin Avery

      My 2013 Ford Focus has a chain.

      about 16 days ago
    • GameBacardi

      I'm happy with timing belt in my Toyota Avensis 2000 (4A-FE). I change belt myself, it easy beacause there is plenty of room to work under the hood.

      about 16 days ago