Timing chain or cam belt

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I am buying a Skoda Roomster 1.4 16v year 2009. i am buying it abroad in Greece. They are telling me its a timing chain but im not sure. can anyone advise.
 
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Petrol presumably. Age and power?

There are quite a few engines around that have changed from one to the other, and or, use both a chain and belt. And obviously, chains and guides can also fail...


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Hi Danial

Many thanks for reply. the car is petrol, reg january 2009. its the 85 hp 1.4 16v. 60,ooo kilometres which is about 35000 miles.

if i contact skoda with the chasis no do you think i can get an answer.

the greek garage says timing chain, but i know they will tell you anything to get a sale.
 
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Many years ago timing chains used to last the life of the car but that was because the average car ended up in the scrap yard at about 60,000 miles, now they can do several hundred thousand, sadly chains need changing as well.

Peter
 
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