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Does our engine have a timing belt or chain? Since I know very little about this engine I'm wondering what kind of costs are going to be associated with up keeping it.
 

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Your 100% right it is a chain timed system on the 1.8,2.0 and 2.4 liter
DCX world engines.
 

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Should be chain still, most US automakers use chain almost exclusively now as the lifetime is 200k miles +.
 

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greenhunt said:
What about diesel engines?
Check the VW TDI manuals. I think the diesel engine used in the Caliber is a VW TDI (I could be wrong). Being a a former VW owner, I'm a member of a VW board, I'll ask there if someone can confirm that it truly is a VW engine.
 

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If you go to the site below you will see photos of both the new engine and CVT cut away so you can see the insides.

http://www.allpar.com/cars/dodge/caliber.html

The photo should be all the way on the bottom. If it isn't, I'll post the photo here.
 

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Those are some nice pics. Boy I would not want that serpentine belt to snap on me when I'm on the road, it looks like it's 10 ft long
 

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Michael K. said:
Check the VW TDI manuals. I think the diesel engine used in the Caliber is a VW TDI (I could be wrong). Being a a former VW owner, I'm a member of a VW board, I'll ask there if someone can confirm that it truly is a VW engine.
No need for that Mike!

The CRD Caliber has the 2.0 16V VW TDI engine (nozzle intergrated pump) and definitely has a timing belt! Replacement is due every 120.000km, which is a rather long period for timing belt replacement!
 
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