Is your engine an interference or non-interference? It's important to know

04/27/2018 Same topic: Handy maintenance tips
Car owners are recommended to do a timing chain or belt change every 60,000 km. Down below, we make a list of non-interferences and interference engines, check it out!

There are two kinds of car engines: interference engine and non-interference engine.

In the non-interference, the distance between the pistons and valves is quite large. When timing belt or timing chain snaps occur and the cam stops as a result, the engine remains intact, hence you only need to change the timing chain or belt.

On the other hand, interference engines have a short space between the pistons and valves and when the cam stops, the valve surely will break or at least bend. A failed timing chain will be signified by clanking noise. If you hear this sound when your car is on the move, it's time to replace the timing chain.

Car owners are recommended to have a timing chain or belt changed every 60,000 km. Down below, we make a list of non-interferences and interference engines, check it out!

Toyota

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  • 4.7 liter interference
  • 3.4 liter non-interference
  • 3.3 litter V6 non-interference
  • 3.0 litter V6 non-interference
  • 2.0 liter non-interference
  • 1.8 liter DOHC petrol interference
  • 1.6 liter SOHC interference
  • 1.6 liter DOHC (4A-GZE and 4A-GE) non-interference
  • 1.6 liter DOHC (4A-FE and 4A-F) non-interference
  • 1.5 liter (5E-FE and 3E-E) non-interference
  • 1.5 liter (3E, 1A-C, and 3A-C) interference
  • 3.0 liter inline 6 (excluding 1998 2JZ-GE) non-interference
  • 2.8 liter non-interference
  • 2.7 liter V6 VVT-i non-Interference
  • 2.5 liter non-interference
  • 2.4 liter Diesel interference
  • 2.2 liter Diesel interference
  • 1.8 liter Diesel interference

Honda

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  • 3.0 liter & 3.2 liter Non-Interference
  • Except for 3.0 liter & 3.2 liter Interference

Hyundai

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  • All Interference

 Lexus

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  • 4.7 liter Interference
  • 4.3 liter Interference
  • 4.0 liter Interference
  • 3.0 liter Inline 6 VVT-i (1998-2006) Interference
  • 3.0 liter Inline 6 (1992-97) Non-Interference
  • 3.3 liter V6 Non-Interference
  • 3.0 liter V6 Non-Interference
  • 2.5 liter Non-Interference

Volkswagen

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  • 1.8 liter, 2.0 liter and 2.3 liter V6 are non-interference
  • 1.3 liter and 1.6 liter are interference

Nissan

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  • All Interference

Kia

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  • 3.5 liter DOHC Interference
  • 2.7 liter DOHC Interference
  • 2.5 liter DOHC Interference
  • 2.4 liter DOHC Interference
  • 2.0 liter SOHC Non-Interference
  • 2.0 liter DOHC Interference
  • 1.8 liter DOHC Interference
  • 1.6 liter SOHC Non-Interference
  • 1.6 liter DOHC Interference
  • 1.5 liter DOHC Interference

Audi

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  • 2.8 liter V6 90 100 Quattro A4 A6 interference
  • 1.8 liter 1.9 liter interference

Volvo

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  • All Interference

Mazda

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  • 1.8 liter 4-Cylinder Non-Interference
  • 1.6 liter Non-Interference
  • 1.5 liter Non-Interference
  • 3.0 liter SOHC Interference
  • 3.0 liter DOHC Interference
  • 2.5 liter V6 Non-Interference
  • 2.5 liter 4-Cylinder Non-Interference
  • 2.3 liter V6 Non-Interference
  • 2.3 liter 4 Cylinder (B2300) Non-Interference
  • 2.2 liter Interference
  • 2.0 liter SOHC Non-Interference
  • 2.0 liter DOHC (Tribute) Non-Interference
  • 2.0 liter DOHC (Protege, MX-6, and 626) Interference
  • 2.0 liter Diesel Interference
  • 1.8 liter V6 Non-Interference

Ford

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  • 3.3 liter Interference
  • 3.0 liter & 3.2 liter SHO Non-Interference
  • 3.0 liter SOHC Interference
  • 2.5 liter V6 Non-Interference
  • 2.5 liter SOHC 4 Cylinder Non-Interference
  • 2.4 liter Diesel Interference
  • 2.3 liter SOHC Gas Non-Interference
  • 2.3 liter Diesel Interference
  • 2.2 liter Interference
  • 2.0 liter SOHC Gas (Ranger, Pinto, and Capri) Non-Interference
  • 2.0 liter SOHC Gas (Tracer, Focus, and Escort) Non-Interference
  • 2.0 liter Diesel Interference
  • 2.0 liter DOHC (Probe) Interference
  • 2.0 liter DOHC (1999-2002 Cougar, ZX2, Mystique, Focus, Escape, and Contour) Non-Interference
  • 1.9 liter Non-Interference
  • 1.8 liter Non-Interference
  • 1.6 liter SOHC Interference
  • 1.6 liter DOHC Non-Interference
  • 1.3 liter Non-Interference

Infinity

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  • 3.0 liter & 3.3 liter Interference

Isuzu

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  • 3.5 liter Non-Interference
  • 3.2 liter Non-Interference
  • 2.6 liter Interference
  • 2.3 liter Interference
  • 2.2 liter Gas Interference
  • 2.2 liter Diesel Interference
  • 2.0 liter Interference
  • 1.8 liter DOHC Gas Interference
  • 1.8 liter Diesel Interference
  • 1.6 liter SOHC Non-Interference
  • 1.6 liter DOHC Interference
  • 1.5 liter Interference

BMW

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  • 4.0 liter 740I Interference
  • 2.5 liter 325I 525I Interference

Acura

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  • S literX Non Interference
  • All except for for S literX Interference

Chrysler

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  • 1.4 liter, 1.5 liter & 1.6 liter Interference
  • 4.0 liter Interference
  • 3.5 liter Interference
  • 3.2 liter Interference
  • 3.0 liter DOHC Interference
  • 3.0 liter SOHC twentyfour-valve engineInterference
  • 3.0 liter SOHC twelve-valve engineNon-Interference
  • 2.5 liter 4 Cylinder Non-Interference
  • 2.5 liter V6 Interference
  • 2.4 liter DOHC Non-Interference
  • 2.4 liter SOHC Interference
  • 2.3 liter Diesel Interference
  • 2.2 liter SOHC Interference
  • 2.2 liter DOHC Interference
  • 2.2 liter SOHC Non-Interference
  • 2.0 liter SOHC Interference
  • 2.0 liter DOHC Interference
  • 1.8 liter Interference
  • 1.7 liter Non-Interference

GM and Saturn

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  • 3.5 liter Non-Interference
  • 3.4 liter Non-Interference
  • 3.2 liter Interference
  • 3.0 liter Interference
  • 2.3 liter Non-Interference
  • 2.2 liter Diesel Interference
  • 2.0 liter Non-Interference
  • 1.8 liter Gas Non-Interference
  • 1.8 liter Diesel Interference
  • 1.6 liter DOHC (Nova) Non-Interference
  • 1.6 liter DOHC (Aveo) Interference
  • 1.6 liter (LeMans) Non-Interference
  • 1.5 liter Interference
  • 1.4 liter Non-Interference
  • 1.3 liter Interference
  • 1.0 liter Interference
  • 1.6 liter SOHC Non-Interference
  • 1.6 liter (Tracker sixteen- Valve) Interference
  • 1.6 liter (1000 and Chevette) Non-Interference

GEO

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  • 1.8 liter DOHC (Storm) Interference
  • 1.8 liter DOHC Interference
  • 1.6 liter SOHC 16 Valve Engine Interference
  • 1.6 liter SOHC 8 Valve Engine Non-Interference
  • 1.6 liter SOHC Non-Interference
  • 1.6 liter SOHC Non-Interference
  • 1.6 liter DOHC (Storm) Interference
  • 1.6 liter DOHC (From 1989 to 97 Prizm except for from1989 to 92 GSI) Interference
  • 1.6 liter DOHC (From 1989 to 92 Prizm GSI) Non-Interference
  • 1.5 liter Interference
  • 1.3 liter Interference
  • 1.0 liter Interference

Jeep

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  • 2.8 liter Diesel Interference
  • 2.4 liter DOHC Non-Interference
  • 2.1 liter Diesel Interference
  • 2.0 liter Non-Interference

Mitsubishi

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  • 3.8 liter Interference
  • 3.5 liter SOHC Interference
  • 3.5 liter DOHC Interference
  • 3.0 liter SOHC twentyfour-valve engine Interference
  • 3.0 liter SOHC twelve-valve engine Non-Interference
  • 3.0 liter DOHC Interference
  • 2.4 liter SOHC Interference
  • 2.4 liter DOHC Interference
  • 2.3 liter Diesel Interference
  • 2.0 liter SOHC Interference
  • 2.0 liter DOHC Interference
  • 1.8 liter Interference
  • 1.6 liter SOHC Interference
  • 1.6 liter DOHC Interference
  • 1.5 liter Interference

Porsche

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  • 5.4 liter 928, Interference
  • 5.0 liter 928 interference
  • 4.5 liter 928 Inteference
  • 4.7 liter 928 interference
  • 3.0 liter 944 Interference
  • 2.7 liter 944 Interference
  • 2.5 liter 944 Interference
  • 2.0 liter 924 Turbo Interference

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