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2001 Lexus LS430 Question: CAN I REPLACE MY RUBBER TIMING CHAIN BELT WITH A METAL TIMING CHAIN BELT?

 

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JOHN7, 4.3L V8, Canton, GA, April 30, 2013, 11:16
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I WOULD LIKE TO REPLACE MY RUBBER TIMING CHAIN WITH A METAL TIMING CHAIN IN MY 2001 LEXUS LS430. CAN I DO IT???

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13269 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 30, 2013, 12:35
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    NOT AVAILIBLE. NO SUCH THING

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    JOHN7, April 30, 2013, 13:39
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    THANKS FOR THE HELP.... I NOTICED HONDA HAS GONE TO A STEEL TIMING CHAIN IN 2013. MANY OF THE OLDER REAR WHEEL DRIVE GM V8 CARS AND SOME V6'S, YOU COULD USE A STEEL TIMING CHAIN. I PUT ONE IN A 1987 OLDS 98 REGENCY WITH A V6 AND ALSO IN A 1969 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE(IT MAY HAVE COME WITH ONE ORIGINALLY). I KNOW THE STEEL TIMING CHAINS ARE A LITTLE NOISER, BUT LAST MUCH LONGER. I AM SURE MY 1962 CHEV S/S IMPALA WITH A 409 CU.WITH DUAL QUADS 425HP ENGINE HAD ONE AND MY 1960 CHEV IMPALA 348 CU.IN. ENGINE 335 HP... I HOPE THEY GO BACK TO STEEL TIMING CHAINS... OH FOR THE GOOD OLD DAYS WHEN I USE TO RUN SUPER STOCK WITH MICKEY THOMPSON AT LIONS DRAG STIP IN LONG BEACH... THANKS...

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    ziptie12 May 01, 2013, 06:18
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    For about $45G , ship it to me and I'll even put a blower on it!(DYSON-Iuse quality parts!).As for them going back to chains in some models , they are not without there 'new' problems from all the other added controls (electronically controlled valve timing in cam gears , hydraulic tensioner problems etc.)..........Stick with the belt -it's quite precise.............yeah , I know........... it's still not a big-block.

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    JOHN7, May 01, 2013, 10:51
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    THANKS FOR THE SUGGESTION... JOHN

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    ziptie12, May 01, 2013, 17:58
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    Enjoy the Lexus for what it is ...A Lexus (that's a nice thing).

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