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3.1 timing gear/chain

DavidFW

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Bought a 1995 GP SE as a parts car, 114k miles, transmission bad but it wasn't, motor mount. Replaced the motor mount and the car runs like new. 100 mile round trip at 70 mph and not one single problem. Question is, if and when should I have the timing gear/chain changed out? Lot of different answers on the 'net. I'm guessing the 3.4 in the same age range are the same. Anyone?
 

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Unlike a timing belt there is no specific mileage to change a chain. If you start having problems that cannot be pinned to another source you may consider it but only if it is confirmed that it has stretched.
 

DavidFW

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Unlike a timing belt there is no specific mileage to change a chain. If you start having problems that cannot be pinned to another source you may consider it but only if it is confirmed that it has stretched.
The car/engine is running like a Swiss watch. It out performs my 94 GTP with the 3.4 and 45k original. You reflect a lot of the other posts I've read. I maintain all my cars to the factory specs for maintenance which seems to work better than anything else you can do to an engine. Thanks for the reply!
 
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