Engine Mechanical problem
1988 Chevy Nova 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 45000 miles
I just bought a 1988 Checy Nova. I am not really used to 4 cyl cars. Got it because of gas prices. This is not the twin cam model. I believe it has a carb and not fuel injector, just got it yeasterday and not that mechanical myself. Anyway can you tell me if this car has a timing belt? I know a lot of smaller cars do. If it does do I need to change it as a preventative measure and if so when? Some people tell me if you do not change a timing belt before it goes you will ruin the engine and I don't want that to happen. But than I heard of something called a non interference engine. What is that? Does that mean if it has this I don't have to worry about ruining the engine if the belt goes? Does this car have this if this is true. The main thing is I do not want to ruin the engine if the belt goes, if it has one, but I also don't want to spend all that money to have a new one installed if I don't need to. Thank you in advance for your help.
have the same problem?
Saturday, May 31st, 2008 AT 1:51 PM