Question about Infiniti interference

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Dave Kelsen, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Dave Kelsen

    Dave Kelsen Guest

    I have a niece who is looking at a 2002 Honda Accord w/ 126K miles, or a
    1999 Infiniti I30 (w/ 6 cyl motor) with 91,000. Can anyone here tell me
    where to look to find out if the Infiniti is an interference engine?

    Dave Kelsen
    Dave Kelsen, Jan 31, 2008
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    jim beam Guest

    why would that influence your decision? the real question to ask is
    about how the cam is driven and what is its reliability record.
    jim beam, Jan 31, 2008
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    Jim Yanik Guest
    Jim Yanik, Jan 31, 2008
  4. Dave Kelsen

    Dave Kelsen Guest

    She does not know or have a way to definitely know the service history;
    this means that if the car has a timing belt rather than a timing chain
    (and is an interference engine), I will recommend that she change it
    now, should she buy the Infiniti.

    Dave Kelsen
    Dave Kelsen, Jan 31, 2008
  5. Dave Kelsen

    Dave Kelsen Guest

    Thanks, Jim.

    Dave Kelsen
    Dave Kelsen, Jan 31, 2008
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    Jim Yanik Guest

    I found it with a simple Google search,1st page.
    Jim Yanik, Jan 31, 2008
  7. Dave Kelsen

    Jim Yanik Guest

    chances are that Infiniti keeps records of service done on their
    vehicles.They may be able to input the VIN and print out all the work their
    dealers have done on that car.

    Also,buy Carfax reports on them both.
    See if they are flood damaged,been in collisions,etc.
    Jim Yanik, Jan 31, 2008
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    jim beam Guest

    but he doesn't want an answer, he just want to chat - that's why he did
    what he did, not what you did. and it's why nobody's stating the obvious!
    jim beam, Jan 31, 2008
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    E Meyer Guest

    Infiniti i30 has a timing chain, not a belt. Whether it is an interference
    engine or not is not usually discussed with regard to these engines as it is
    not an issue. The Nissan 3.0L engine in these things is practically bullet
    E Meyer, Jan 31, 2008
  10. Dave Kelsen

    Dave Kelsen Guest

    Ah. I see the know-it-all fairy is back.

    I'm not sure if I ever stated the obvious, Jim, but **** you, you sad,
    sad sack of shit. Go lick the santorum from your sister's anus again,
    and try to remember not to get her pregnant again, you ignorant dicksmoker.

    For the rest of you, I apologize for this tirade, but I really felt that
    someone should take the time to point out that this sanctimonious ****
    should do the world a favor and stop sucking it off.

    I am incredulous that you would purport to know what I wish, and only
    slightly more disbelieving that you know why everyone else on usenet is
    doing (or not doing) what they are doing. The plain truth is that if
    your dog took a shit in your ear your IQ would go up 40 points. This is
    usenet, so you can do whatever your mom lets you do, but I'd like to
    point out that you have your fucking head so far up your ass that you
    are able to chew your food again on the way down.

    In case whoever you get to read this to you hasn't made it clear, jim, I
    don't require your services in figuring out what I mean when I say
    something. Henceforth, each time you make one of these smug,
    pretentious, sanctimonious posts, I will be here to excoriate you to
    whatever degree I feel is necessary to achieve some balance.

    I don't expect it to help in getting you to drown yourself and relieving
    the rest of the world, but it surely won't hurt. Congratulations.

    Dave Kelsen
    Dave Kelsen, Jan 31, 2008
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    Dave Kelsen Guest

    Thanks, E. You're right, of course; it's not nearly as much of an issue
    if it's a chain.

    The chain seems to be what I've seen on the Intarwebs, but I wanted to
    ask here because there are people here whose typing I trust somewhat
    more than the average joe's.

    Dave Kelsen
    Dave Kelsen, Jan 31, 2008
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    jim beam Guest

    next time dave, save yourself the trouble of having to use and visit instead. then you won't get so hot and bothered
    about not being able to use a killfile if your delicate sensibilities
    can handle a mirror reflecting your own reality.
    jim beam, Feb 1, 2008
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    ACAR Guest

    But note that CARFAX lists only issues that have been reported. If
    repairs are done privately, no CARFAX record is available. CARFAX
    provides a title history which is sometimes enlightening.

    A thorough check by a competent mechanic is the way to go.
    ACAR, Feb 1, 2008
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