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I have a '93 Geo Metro with a 1.0 L, 3 cylinder water cooled Suzuki Motorcycle
engine in it (standard) with a 5 spd manual trans.

I have had two people tell me it is a "Clearance Engine", one person on another
forum [] also tell me it
is a Clearance engine.

The Chilton Manual and a NAPA 'Timing Component Kit' tell me it is an
"Interference Engine".

Who is right? I know - safety says assume Interference.

But - if for some reason the Timing Belt were to fail, I'd like to know
which it is..... Just for the grins of it. I'm goofy that way.


posted by  DoctorBill

I'd trust a Chiltons manual over e-tards any day. :thumbs:

posted by  DodgeRida67

Have a look at

If an asterisk is by the engine, it is Interference.

No Astrisk by the 1.0 L.

Again - who is right?


posted by  DoctorBill

according to gates, it is "clearance"

change it every 60k, and don't wonder anymore! :thumbs:

posted by  dodger65

simple call a chevrolet dealership service dept. and ask a tech
ppauley/cobra freek

posted by  ppauley

the car is probably an f150 door by now... :banghead: :banghead:

posted by  dodger65


posted by  99integra

HAHAHAH, *sighs* for some reason that was the best sh!T id heard all day....thx man

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

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