Word of Advice

How many Japanese cars have you seen that have blown because of a worn timing belt. Most people dont bother open the engine at all.

Why donā€™t you log into japanese auctions before our resellers buy the car from the auction and youā€™ll find cars with even 5k mileage. Gari yangu ilicome na 55k mileage. I followed the trail of the car before I bought it from beforward.jp. The mileage was 55k even before beforward bought it from the JAA auction house in japan. I know mileage can be tampered with but this is done after purchasing cars from the auction house.

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Most cars will start misfiring long before the belt does damage. Old cars have a metallic double timing chain, but this was done away with because of noise. Timing chains contribute a lot to old engineā€™s noise.

Our family is:) hope yu understand

KCF then he replaces the whole engine na ni subru plus its christmasā€¦mwambie pole sanaā€¦

You donā€™t need to open up the engine to change the timing belt.

ā€¦is that really the timing belt? do modern cars still have timing belt ama ni timing chain?

Some have chains, others have belts.

And some are ā€œmaintinance free.ā€

Mostly, those with chains (back in the day, twas said that Nissan preferred chains over belts which toyota seemed to favor). As long as it has a belt, then itā€™ll have to be changed at some point.

it depends on the model :D:D:D

I think there is a timing belt, a timing chain, a fan belt, and a serpentine belt. This depends on the engine. Where to find the thing depends on the make. I think there is a confusion over these. Older vehicles have a timing chain inside and a simple fan belt to drive the alternator, water pump and the fan.

ā€¦is there another way of checking mileage on importationā€¦tried checking on jivec website using the chassis and engine no but no successā€¦a corolla 2003. woudnā€™t mind to know

And not all engine types will be damaged by timing belt failure.

50,000 kms on a 2008 model in 2015 makes
the vehicle 7 years old states that it has on average
about 7000 kms annually which sounds completely insane and ludicrousā€¦ average should be 10,000 kms

i would take the total mileage of
the odometer and divide that by the age of the vehicle
and it would give me the average annual mileage . If the condition is good then
I would believe it. If the annual mileage equalled out to
2,000 kms per year and the car looked like crap then I
would believe nothing the owner says (unless the owner
states the odometer flipped; older cars had only 5 digits).
Iā€™ve purchased several vehicles and fixed them up and
some had the mileage that exceeds the actual mileage
including my current vehicle.
The mileage only covers the vehicle itself and not the
drive train since drive trains can be replaced easier now
days. You could have a rebuilt motor in a car with
100,000 kms and the vehicle runs great but when you
drive it the whole car wobbles.
One way I verify if the mileage is correct I judge the
previous owner. As for my current car I drive today the
previous owner installed smaller tires: with that said I
know that the owner before me raced the vehicle and or
revā€™d the engine several times; as well, I know the actual
mileage is a lot lower than what is stated on the
odometer meaning that the vehicles condition could be
worst or better depending on how well the previous
owner took care of it. Of course I know he/she didnā€™t
and I used that as leverage against the agents to
lower the price.
I have done transfers with elderly folk and I always have
trusted the mileage due to the fact that people back then
were more trust worthy and were held to a man of their
word at a higher degree than currently.

Those cars are usually in very good condition. Some are like new and they cant have traveled much. I also hear that not every car makes it for export to kenya. Compare the 8 years in japan versus 4 years here. Some of them are dead in three years in kenya.

You can check on Kebs here www.kebs.org/?opt=qai&view=vehicle_search-inspection

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