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The timing belt in my 2000 Frontier V6 just went. It has 170,804K on the original timing belt! :biggthump Oh yeah! Yes, I said original. It's now getting replaced with the expectation that nothing is wrong with the valvetrain. (Darn interference motors).

I just didn't want to replace the timing belt because it's such a pain on that motor. I thought someone else might laugh at the mileage of the truck. I'm at least keeping good humor about it.
 

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My dad had 205k miles on his stock BELT, it is a 95 Nissan Pathfinder. But, the rest of the motor went to **** along with the belt melting down. We dropped a terrano motor in and he is good to go! They are crazy, especially when my dad was SUPPOSED to change it every 60k miles.

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Pardon the ignorance, but what motor is the Terrano motor? If the motor did get messed up...here comes a new one.
 

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My friend (FatboySE-R) Just bought a 2000 Xterra with a broken timing belt. It broke a right around 170000. We will be putting a replacement motor in it soon.
 

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You guys are NUTS !!! Those VGs will destroy themselfs if the belt breaks ... I have seen all the valves bent to most of the valves broken off and stuck through the pistons .... VG's are the LAST engine I would let the T-Belt Go on .... Dang , on my 01 Frontier I am gona do it at 60K even though Nissan says 105K ... Not worth it to me to destroy an engine !!

Oh yea, and I have yet to see a VG with a broken T-Belt that didnt bend at least one valve , usualy 4 ..... I guess if it was at idle it may not bend ...mabie ...
 

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Peanuthead said:
I just didn't want to replace the timing belt because it's such a pain on that motor. I thought someone else might laugh at the mileage of the truck. I'm at least keeping good humor about it.

Replacing a timing belt is less of a pain in the motor then the timing belt snapping and causing a major pain in the motor.
 

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Well, they are starting on things today and we will see.
 

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It has a VG30E just like the pathy. They are the same vehicle. Just get a 91-95 model and you will get everything you need. I got mine from Soko.

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Who in the world sells those motors, and what do those vehicles look like? I have never heard of a Terrano before.
 

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I googled it after I posted that. Calling Soko.
 

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UPDATE: The belt has been replaced and nothing has been bent. I belt just slipped by it not having anymore teeth on it. So in other words, the belt didn't break. :D I should be getting it back late today or tomorrow.
 

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Congrats on nothing being seriously wrong. I have a 97 pathfinder with 94k miles on it. I am going to start saving to do the timing belt. How much did it cost you? I don't want to take any chances so it will be replaced before nissan recommended change interval. I am already nervous with it being at 94k. Growing up all I ever heard of was to change the timing belt and water pump every 60k miles!
 
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