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    Diesel Timing Belt / (Non)Interference Engine & Chevy Warranty

    Does anyone know if this engine is interference or non-interference? It has relieved pistons so I thought it would be non-interference, but I've found conflicting information.

    Also Chevy says the timing belt, water pump and other components have to be replaced at 97,000 miles or every 10 years.

    From reading the warranty they say the timing belt is covered until it's first scheduled maintenance. If your car had 97,000 miles on it before the 5 year or 100,000 mile warranty was up would they cover the water pump replacement cost but not the timing belt?

    Kinda sucks to be hit with this maintenance cost right as your warranty goes out.

    I hope it's a non-interference diesel engine!
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    everything ive read said interference

    timing belt is easy job for non dealer, cost wouldnt be bad


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    Quote Originally Posted by boraz View Post
    everything ive read said interference
    I've only read it was interference in one article and I emailed the author about it. Do you have any other references?

    I know the timing belt can be done relatively cheaply, but it still kinda sucks to do. If it's a non-interference engine you could just skip the service and replace it when it breaks.
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    I am interested to know if it's non-interference as well. I took a close look at the CTD engine cutaway at the Detroit Auto Show this weekend and it seems to have a fairly complex route to follow, but still didn't look like it would be too hard to change out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gyrfalcon View Post
    I've only read it was interference in one article and I emailed the author about it. Do you have any other references?

    I know the timing belt can be done relatively cheaply, but it still kinda sucks to do. If it's a non-interference engine you could just skip the service and replace it when it breaks.
    You really wouldn't want to wait till it broke anyway, your CEL would be on for a while before anyway with codes for cam and crank sensor.
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    Everything I have read says this is an interference engine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gyrfalcon View Post
    From reading the warranty they say the timing belt is covered until it's first scheduled maintenance. If your car had 97,000 miles on it before the 5 year or 100,000 mile warranty was up would they cover the water pump replacement cost but not the timing belt?

    Kinda sucks to be hit with this maintenance cost right as your warranty goes out.
    Time timing belt being a maintenace item will only ever be covered under warrenty if it fails(before the 97,000 mile mark). Since the water pump is included in this 97,000 mile scheduled maintenance once can assume the same applys.

    This is the exact same maintenance schedule as the 1.8L cruze timing belt, my guess this maintenance + warrenty running out GM hopes people will just trade for a new car.

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    my daewoo cruze manual says to change the timing belt at 60,000 miles this seems very low any of my other diesels have been around the 80 to 100 k can someone confirm what the belt should be changed at on a 2010 uk 2.0 diesel

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    Another vote for interference
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    I can't think of a diesel engine with a timing belt (not chain) that isn't an interference design.
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