I WOULD LIKE TO REPLACE MY RUBBER TIMING CHAIN WITH A METAL TIMING CHAIN IN MY 2001 LEXUS LS430. CAN I DO IT???
Lexus Q&AAsk Your Question
2001 Lexus LS430 Question: CAN I REPLACE MY RUBBER TIMING CHAIN BELT WITH A METAL TIMING CHAIN BELT?
NOT AVAILIBLE. NO SUCH THING
ReplyJOHN7, April 30, 2013, 13:39Rookie
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...
Answer #2ziptie12 May 01, 2013, 06:18Master
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.
ReplyJOHN7, May 01, 2013, 10:51Rookie
THANKS FOR THE SUGGESTION... JOHN
Replyziptie12, May 01, 2013, 17:58Master
Enjoy the Lexus for what it is ...A Lexus (that's a nice thing).