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Old 03-02-2008, 06:51 AM   #1
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Timing Chain---When?

I have a 2000 Boxter with 74,000 miles on it and can find no info online on when to change them. I know what the dealer will tell me and was just trying to verify the time limit on these things. Please inform me.

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Old 03-02-2008, 09:09 AM   #2
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I have a 2000 Boxter with 74,000 miles on it and can find no info online on when to change them. I know what the dealer will tell me and was just trying to verify the time limit on these things. Please inform me.
It should last until your engine needs a complete rebuild -- figure anywhere from 150,000 to 300,000 miles depending on maintenance and how gently you use your car.
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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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