Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Postby Coach [OP] » August 10th 2009, 2:52am

I have a 1995 GMC Safari SLE van with the 4.3 V6 and I always thought it had a timing chain. However, I just ran across some information that said it may be a timing belt. Which is it?

Thanks for you help.

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Re: Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Postby Matrixx » August 10th 2009, 3:26am

Hi Coach

Timing Chain

Here's some information that might help in understanding the 4.3s a bit better:
http://www.enginebuildermag.com/Article ... y_262.aspx

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Re: Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Postby 'cudapaul » August 10th 2009, 3:42am

No sissy rubber timing belt for you, you engine has a real steel timing chain!
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Re: Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Postby Coach [OP] » August 10th 2009, 6:04am

Whew, that's what I thought too and thank you for confirming it to me.
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