RA Rodeo Timing Belt

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RA Rodeo Timing Belt

Unread post by Pezz » March 21st, 2010, 7:20 pm

Hi all,
Quick question that I need some advice on. My ute has done 250,000kms now and I'm wondering when the timing belt/chain needs to be replaced.
Can anybody shed some light for me?
Has anybody got this many kms on their RA yet?

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Unread post by Ducky103 » March 22nd, 2010, 12:25 pm

No belt or chain. camshaft is gear driven.
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Unread post by Clint N » March 22nd, 2010, 8:29 pm

Ducky103 wrote:No belt or chain. camshaft is gear driven.

Assuming its diesel
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Unread post by zedsltr » March 25th, 2010, 4:18 pm

Ducky103 wrote:No belt or chain. camshaft is gear driven.



From someone from holden who builds the engine in melbourne for Isuzu. I can tell you it certainly does have a timing chain in it if the engine is a petrol otherwise how would the camshaft turn around and around. Don't know for sure but I reckon because it's got a chain in it and not a belt you wouldn't need to touch it for the life of the car although I could be wrong.

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Unread post by STEELJOCKEY » March 26th, 2010, 4:10 am

Pezz has a diesel, as does Ducky, who is a diesel mechanic. Question solved I thought.
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Unread post by lornety » March 26th, 2010, 8:45 am

Factory manual shows gears and a long chain the v6 shows 3 chains with some gears.
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Unread post by Pezz » March 26th, 2010, 8:03 pm

I suppose I should just go and talk to the Holden dealership then. Hopefully they'll shed some light on the issue for me.
I thought that my ute had some kilometres on it but I was talking to a mate who's ute has 290,000. He's never changed any belts/chains or anything in his.

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Unread post by gts68 » March 27th, 2010, 3:41 pm

As SteelJockey said, Ducky is the one in the know.
I checked this out about 6 or so months ago when mine hit 200,000km.
Knowing yours is the deisel of the same ilk as Ducky's and mine i can 2nd that its all timing gears, with no chain or belt. Confirmed this with a look at the Isuzu factory workshop manual.
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Unread post by Ducky103 » March 28th, 2010, 2:20 pm

2.8 (4JB-XX)and 3.0 (4JH1-TC)diesels (non common rail) are gear driven.
2.4 (C24SE) 2.6 (4ZE1) 3.2 & 3.5 (6VE1) Petrol motors use Timing Belts.
3.6 Petrol uses a chain I think (don't quote me on this one)
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Unread post by nethergate » March 31st, 2010, 9:40 am

I just bought a 99 3.2ltr petrol, does anyone know if its a chain or a belt? either way i know it hasnt been replaced because i asked the previous owner who hadn't given it a thought.

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Unread post by Ducky103 » April 2nd, 2010, 6:07 am

nethergate wrote:I just bought a 99 3.2ltr petrol, does anyone know if its a chain or a belt? either way i know it hasnt been replaced because i asked the previous owner who hadn't given it a thought.


Belt driven. 160,000km Change intervals.
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Re: RA Rodeo Timing Belt

Unread post by JamesH4 » November 3rd, 2014, 12:03 pm

Hello, well why does my 06 diesel rodeo have 2 belts then?
06 holden rodeo lx diesel

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Re: RA Rodeo Timing Belt

Unread post by nickonaldo » January 5th, 2015, 8:50 am

Ducky is right, the diesel Ra is gear driven and there is no replacement recommendation which would indicate it should last the life of the motor.
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