OK... I know NOTHING about car mechanics, having had a rep mobile all my
life. But I have just acquired an X-reg Micra 1.0 S for a decent price, and
there is something bugging me about "timing belts", and that is that the
Micra doesn't have one..it has a "chain".
Now, I've stuck my head under the bonnet and I see no chain, only two belts
down the left hand side of the engine. So what's the truth...is there a
"timing chain" or is there a belt (one of the two visible ones)?
I'm asking as although its only done 19000 miles I've heard that if the
timing belt goes, it could develop into an expensive repair. True or false!
Also, is there any other known "gotchas" regarding that model/engine?
PS Its a manual, not an automatic.