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Old 11-14-2021, 05:43 AM   #1
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I am sorta looking at an '04 Frontier w/a V6 w/a busted Timing-Belt.

Interference motor, or not?
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Old 11-14-2021, 03:02 PM   #2
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Yes, interference engine. But apparently a broken belt on these does not "guarantee" valve damage, some get lucky....
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Old 11-15-2021, 02:25 AM   #3
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Rumor is the 3.3 is not an interference engine UNLESS it has the 3.0 cams. Do not quote me by any means as I am unsure.
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:34 PM   #4
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Even if (a) valve(s) did not get bent (much), piston and/or rod damage is possible. Had that happen on a cheap Fix Or Repair Daily.


Pulling the head, looked OK, but pulled the block anyway. Piston skirt was trashed, and rod bent. I'll see if I can find the picture.


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