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what sorentos have timing chain fitted?

ive got a 2003 xs v6 auto has it a chain?and a mates got a 2005 xsi v6 auto.

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2003 SORENTO 3.5 V6 Gas? Would Be Timing Belt

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Starting 2007, timing belt was replaced by chain and two different engines 3.3L and 3.8L.
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3.5 V6 Gas? Would Be Timing Belt
The latest 3.5 V6 (2011) is a 'timing chain', as called out in the shop manual.
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my '06 V6 (3.5L) is a belt (now due for replacement). My '08 3.3L is a chain.
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Which is better chain or belt? I'm confused?

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Belt is quieter but a weak link. Chain is stronger and less likely to break but noisier.
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I will take the noise of the chain VS the replacement!@#$!@#$!@#$ of the timing belt. This is one of the main reasons I waited to get the 07 with the 3.8 Lamda motor.
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