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Old 13 Aug 2006, 10:41 am
Michael Rose
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I was looking at a 2006 Honda Civic and I asked the saleman if the engine
was a Non-interference engine and I got a blank look
So guys help me out here...is it or isn't it!....Thanks


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Old 13 Aug 2006, 10:48 am
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Michael Rose wrote:
> I was looking at a 2006 Honda Civic and I asked the saleman if the engine
> was a Non-interference engine and I got a blank look
> So guys help me out here...is it or isn't it!....Thanks
>

why does it bother you?
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Old 13 Aug 2006, 10:50 am
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> I was looking at a 2006 Honda Civic and I asked the saleman if the engine
> was a Non-interference engine and I got a blank look
> So guys help me out here...is it or isn't it!....Thanks


Why would it matter if it is or it isn't?


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Old 13 Aug 2006, 10:55 am
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Michael Rose wrote:

> I was looking at a 2006 Honda Civic and I asked the saleman if the engine
> was a Non-interference engine and I got a blank look
> So guys help me out here...is it or isn't it!....Thanks


I don't know, but it doesn't matter because the engine uses a timing chain
instead of a belt.
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Old 13 Aug 2006, 02:03 pm
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High Tech Misfit wrote:
> Michael Rose wrote:
>
>
>>I was looking at a 2006 Honda Civic and I asked the saleman if the engine
>>was a Non-interference engine and I got a blank look
>> So guys help me out here...is it or isn't it!....Thanks

>
>
> I don't know, but it doesn't matter because the engine uses a timing chain
> instead of a belt.


Don't count on it "not mattering" for that... my old GLC died a messy death when
an improperly-adjusted timing chain slipped a tooth.

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Old 13 Aug 2006, 02:20 pm
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Very simple....if it is a non-interference engine and your timing belt or
chain breaks it doesn't hurt the engine....
"Steve Mackie" <smackie@eastlink.ca> wrote in message
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>> I was looking at a 2006 Honda Civic and I asked the saleman if the engine
>> was a Non-interference engine and I got a blank look
>> So guys help me out here...is it or isn't it!....Thanks

>
> Why would it matter if it is or it isn't?
>
>



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Old 13 Aug 2006, 05:05 pm
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"High Tech Misfit" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> Michael Rose wrote:
>
>> I was looking at a 2006 Honda Civic and I asked the saleman if the engine
>> was a Non-interference engine and I got a blank look
>> So guys help me out here...is it or isn't it!....Thanks

>
> I don't know, but it doesn't matter because the engine uses a timing chain
> instead of a belt.


IMHO chains have not proven themselves much more reliable than belts. Maybe
they have improved, but the last car I had with a chain (an 84 Dodge with a
Mitsu engine) didn't make it 100K miles before the chain was worn enough to
jump. The first step in replacement was: remove engine from car.

Mike


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Old 13 Aug 2006, 05:22 pm
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In all my years, I've spun more bearings (2) than I've ever broken a timing
chain (0), or belt for that matter.

Again, why would it matter if it is or it isn't? Do you plan on not
maintaining your vehicle after you purchase it?

Steve

> Very simple....if it is a non-interference engine and your timing belt or
> chain breaks it doesn't hurt the engine....
> "Steve Mackie" <smackie@eastlink.ca> wrote in message
> news:JSHDg.2948$395.490@edtnps90...
> >> I was looking at a 2006 Honda Civic and I asked the saleman if the

engine
> >> was a Non-interference engine and I got a blank look
> >> So guys help me out here...is it or isn't it!....Thanks

> >
> > Why would it matter if it is or it isn't?
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 13 Aug 2006, 05:41 pm
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"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in
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> "High Tech Misfit" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:hpqnzvtbujv8.dlg@hightech.misfit...
>> Michael Rose wrote:
>>
>>> I was looking at a 2006 Honda Civic and I asked the saleman if the
>>> engine was a Non-interference engine and I got a blank look
>>> So guys help me out here...is it or isn't it!....Thanks

>>
>> I don't know, but it doesn't matter because the engine uses a timing
>> chain instead of a belt.

>
> IMHO chains have not proven themselves much more reliable than belts.



Depends on the engine design. Certain cars were notorious for eating timing
chains. The Nissan Axxess had one such. On the the opposite side, the old
Toyota timing chains were very well designed. They'd wear and get noisy,
but never break or jump.


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Old 13 Aug 2006, 06:10 pm
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"Steve Mackie" <smackie@eastlink.ca> wrote in message
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>
> Again, why would it matter if it is or it isn't? Do you plan on not
> maintaining your vehicle after you purchase it?
>
> Steve
>

Even an engine maintained on schedule is susceptible to sudden death by
valve crash. Usually that comes from water pump failure if the water pump is
driven by the timing belt. In that respect chain driven engines are "safer."

Mike


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