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HELP is '93 Corolla 1.6 interference engine?
Hello, new to the forum today...
I cannot find a straight answer to this question...is my 1993 Corolla with DOHC 16 valve EFI 1.6 an interference motor?
From what I have found, the SOHC 8-valve 1.6 in the previous generation was a NON-interference engine...and that when it was redesigned and put into the 1993-97 generation Corolla/Prizm, it became an interference engine. Other places online swear my engine is a non-interference engine, though.
So, I came here to get a straight answer...
I am 10K miles past the timing belt change interval already and am trying to figure out if it is worth changing the belt ($300+) on a 14 year old car with close to 200K on it. If it is a non-interference engine, I will just let it go and if it breaks, I get towed home and have it fixed. I am not sure if I want to take this chance with an interference engine.
Thanks in advance for your help.