2016 L200 cam chain etc

#1 by callisto ( Guest ) , Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:53 pm

Hi, please can somebody tell me more about cam chains and if they need to be changed at around 60-70k miles like a cam belt? Thank you :)


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RE: 2016 L200 cam chain etc

#2 by ronniecabers , Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:21 pm

Cam chains generally last much longer than belts and it doesn't need changing at the normal 64000 mark like a belt Just beware if the chain gets very rattly, then it does need changing


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RE: 2016 L200 cam chain etc

#3 by callisto ( Guest ) , Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:05 pm

[quote=ronniecabers|p423000]Cam chains generally last much longer than belts and it doesn't need changing at the normal 64000 mark like a belt Just beware if the chain gets very rattly, then it does need changing [/quote]


Thank you Ronnie, that's what I thought, but they do need to be changed at some point presumably? I'm about to upgrade from a 2011 L200 to a 2016 L200 and the dealer told me that the chains don't need to be replaced full stop. The car I'm looking at is on 70k miles, I had a quick google, but cam or timing chains or belts and can be interchangeable but sometimes not confused me (not particularly au fait with what goes on under a bonnet beyond how a basic ICE works...). :)


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RE: 2016 L200 cam chain etc

#4 by ronniecabers , Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:54 pm

In an ideal world , no, Chains don't ever need changing but if they stretch and start to rattle then yes get it changed. I have seen chains snap!


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RE: 2016 L200 cam chain etc

#5 by callisto ( Guest ) , Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:20 am

Thanks that's good to know :)


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