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Old 06-20-2019, 11:05 PM
 
Location: NWA/SWMO
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Chain. Never had...or will have...one with a belt.
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:08 AM
 
Location: NWA/SWMO
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The timing chain broke on my Pinto. Cost was $300. Pinto at the time was worth about $20.

Nothing happened to the truck I owned for 17 years.

The chain I have on my car now was recommended to be replaced at 103,000 miles and right on cue it broke before I'd owned the car 6 months. $1000.

I'm tempted to look up that old truck I owned. For the amount of money I've put into my "modern car", you know, the one with the auto windows, heated seats, tinted windows, side airbags, sun roof, etc, etc, I could have paid someone to knock all the dents out of the truck, put in new seats, and repainted it. And it would probably still drive better. And I'd take the timing belt it still had on it, too.
If an old truck drives better than a modern car...lol
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:21 AM
 
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Haven't owned a car with a timing belt since the 90s with my '88 Mazda 626.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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If an old truck drives better than a modern car...lol
Let me put it this way: I certainly never had to replace the computer on that old truck for $2000. LOL
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Let me put it this way: I certainly never had to replace the computer on that old truck for $2000. LOL
I have never had to replace a computer on any of my vehicle either.
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Old 06-21-2019, 04:37 PM
 
Location: NWA/SWMO
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Let me put it this way: I certainly never had to replace the computer on that old truck for $2000. LOL
Never done that on any modern vehicle, either. My 1987 Mustang GT as I modded it? Yes, but otherwise, no.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I have never had to replace a computer on any of my vehicle either.
I’ve had to replace a few on some 80s cars, including the ‘87 Trans Am I own now. Ecm’s weren’t that great back then, and they were expensive too.
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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I have never had to replace a computer on any of my vehicle either.
My 2002 dodge....twice. Two weeks apart.
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:47 AM
 
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My 2002 dodge....twice. Two weeks apart.
another reason dodge isnt worth much after a couple of years
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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2013 Honda Accord I-4 sold early this year and 2019 Subaru Forester flat-4 - both with timing chain. Belts work fine too, but for what they charge for mechanics' labor these days, I prefer the longer replacement interval of a chain.
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