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21 Dec 2021 17:59 #240728 by mag
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Hi all

1999 Jimny , what is recommended mileage / age change for cambelt , struggling to find any info

If it snaps , does it wipe out the engine or is it a " safe " engine

Only ever owned newer , chain driven jimnys 
TIA

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21 Dec 2021 19:46 - 21 Dec 2021 19:47 #240729 by fordem
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60,000 miles or 100,000 km, as far as I know, it's non-interference, but I'd prefer not to take the chance.
Last edit: 21 Dec 2021 19:47 by fordem. Reason: correct typo
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23 Dec 2021 09:51 #240748 by Michaelc
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If the cam belt snaps, the valves hit the top of the pistons and depending on the revs of the engine it will bend the valve rods or destroy the pistons and the valves. It’s not a good think to happy. Best if you are unsure if it’s not been done get the belt and it’s followers replaced, not just the belt.

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23 Dec 2021 12:05 #240750 by Reason2doubt
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My cambelt came loose on my 1999 Jimny a few years ago, so I think you'll most definitely have the G13b engine which is non-interfacing (as mentioned) - no damage in theory. I was on the motorway doing 65 when mine had its issue and it still lives to tell the tale. 

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23 Dec 2021 14:07 #240754 by Michaelc
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You must be lucky. I had a cam belt go just after I started my car. When I took the head off, I found three valve rods bend and one piston head marked but ok to keep. I found a bolt for one of the rollers had come off and got between the belt and the cam, leading to the belt giving out. But as I said if you are unsure if it’s been done or not best to get it done.

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