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Jake, Nissan Technician
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is my nissan interstar2002 van a non interfearince engin, as

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is my nissan interstar2002 van a non interfearince engin, as the timing belt just went.

Jake :

hi there, thanks for the question

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these engines are interferenec engines

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but that does not neccessarily mean there was damage when the chain broke

Jake :

damage is certainly more likely if the chain broke while driving versus at an idle

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best thing to do is set the new chain and do a compression test or remove the head and check the valves before installing the new chain

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if you need anything else just let me know

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if not please just remember to leave a kind rating

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reply here with further questions if needed.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

is it belt or chain?

yours is fitted with a belt.


saying chain is habitual as about 90% of all Nissan engines use chains, versus belt.


It's kind of like the fact that we still refer to refrigerant as freon.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i think its a 2.oo

ok yes, that's a belt.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thank you very much

Your most welcome.

Just please remember to leave me a kind rating.

if you run into further questions just ask. thanks

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