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Old 06-16-2011, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Timing belt or Timing chain?

Good morning,

I have been looking all over the net and within these forums as well without finding the answer.

I own a Suzuki Grand Vitara JB 2.0L Manual, it is a 2005 model and it is the 2nd generation model.



VIN: JSAJTD54V########
Engine Code: J20A

and it is a 4 cylinders petrol engine.

Is anyone able to tell me for sure if it has a timing belt or a chain?

The instruction manual does not have this information and the log book mentions that it requires a timing belt change at 105000Kms but the log book is a generic Suzuki one so I can't rely on that.

Many thanks in advance,
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Two Timing Chains for the J20 Engine
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Thank you very much for the quick response!!

Would it be safe to assume that the timing chains do not require to be replaced unless noisy or loose?

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Thank you very much for the quick response!!

Would it be safe to assume that the timing chains do not require to be replaced unless noisy or loose?

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I do not have the proper knowledge to give advice on this, however, I would imagine that the timing chains would not need to be replaced unless the engine itself is worn a lot as well, such as 3 - 400.000km plus.

It's certainly not something to be changed at replacement interval such as timing belts are.
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Thank you again, much appreciated.

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dkguffe is correct.

"Chains" are lifetime parts IF properly maintained / properly treated.

I've got 249,961 MILES on mine in a similarly chain designed 2.5 V-6.
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