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Hi Guys..

i have a 1997 rav 4 2.0 litre petrol, can anybody tell me if the cambelt goes is it non invasive?

thanks..

phil.

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Yes it isn't :wacko::wacko:

The cam belt is considered "interferance".

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Hi Guys..

i have a 1997 rav 4 2.0 litre petrol, can anybody tell me if the cambelt goes is it non invasive?

thanks..

phil.

simply put, if things get that far then its cheaper to find a 2nd hand engine. If the engine is working ok and no blue smoke etc, then get the belt changed if you're not sure. If the engine is smoking/rattling, easiest may be to source a 2nd hand 3sfe - theres loads of them available.

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Hi Guys..

i have a 1997 rav 4 2.0 litre petrol, can anybody tell me if the cambelt goes is it non invasive?

thanks..

phil.

simply put, if things get that far then its cheaper to find a 2nd hand engine. If the engine is working ok and no blue smoke etc, then get the belt changed if you're not sure. If the engine is smoking/rattling, easiest may be to source a 2nd hand 3sfe - theres loads of them available.

Thanks guys..

the engine has done 104k and is sweet, last done 2002 at 47k by previous owner..

will get done asap..

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Hi Guys..

i have a 1997 rav 4 2.0 litre petrol, can anybody tell me if the cambelt goes is it non invasive?

thanks..

phil.

simply put, if things get that far then its cheaper to find a 2nd hand engine. If the engine is working ok and no blue smoke etc, then get the belt changed if you're not sure. If the engine is smoking/rattling, easiest may be to source a 2nd hand 3sfe - theres loads of them available.

Thanks guys..

the engine has done 104k and is sweet, last done 2002 at 47k by previous owner..

will get done asap..

good - get it done and get the rest serviced by a Jap specialist who knows what they are doing. Engine Oil. filter, transmission etc. You may be needing suspension bushes done now as well.

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how come on rav4world they all say the 3sfe is non interference and that most toyota petrol engines are non interference

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how come on rav4world they all say the 3sfe is non interference and that most toyota petrol engines are non interference

I don't know. If you look at the timing belt info in the pinned section (service data sheets) you will see that both of our RAVs with timing belts have interference engines.

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