Is the petrol Mazda 3 2.0 SE-L a belt or chain cam?

Looking at a petrol Mazda 3 2.0 SE-L for £11,982. Could you advice any problems and is the engine on a timing belt or chain?

Asked on 14 February 2017 by Ralf Weaven

Answered by Honest John
Lovely car. Tested here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/mazda/mazda-3-2014.../ 2.0-litre chain cam engine with 100PS 1.5 or 120PS or 165PS 2.0 Skyactiv G engine, all chain cam. Problems here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/mazda/3-2014/?sectio...d
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