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Old 12-04-2008, 04:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Timing Belt or Timing Chain

I was wondering if the IS 250/350 has a Timing Belt or Timing Chain? I called 2 dealers in my state and they each had a different answer. One said it was definitely a timing belt and the other one said it has a timing chain. I'm so confused... Does anyone know for sure?
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i'm pretty sure its timing belt.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think it's actually a chain.
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It is definitely a chain
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ok, its chains, for some reason i read somewhere it was belt... which sounded weird, cuz timing chain would make more sense.
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Timing chains, 3 of them.
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is that the same for the is250? what bout the new 2009 models?
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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they didn't change the engines at all for 2009, so yes it's still a chain for the 2IS (250 or 350)
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ha ha Acura is the only one that still uses outdated timing belt... coming from my experience I had some issue with that timing belt. Even Infiniti G35/37 uses timing chain...
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Ha ha Acura is the only one that still uses outdated timing belt... coming from my experience I had some issue with that timing belt. Even Infiniti G35/37 uses timing chain...
What's so outdated by use of timing belt? So Ferrari F360 is an outdated POS among other numerous vehicles from Audi/VW, Lexus, Toyota, Honda, Acura.... When changed on time and properly maintained there should be no major differences between timing belt and a timing chain.
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