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Old 03-02-2008, 09:59 AM   #3
Lil bastard
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You're most likely referring to the Drive Belt rather then the 2 timing chains (1 for each cylinder bank). It's the only thing requiring regular maintenance.

This should be changed at least every 60k mi. or 5 yrs. whichever is 1st. Easy DIY procedure, the belt costs about $25-$30.
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