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Does my 2002 Lexus RX300 have an interference engine?

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Does my 2002 Lexus RX300 have an interference engine?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Tom replied 6 years ago.
This is a non interference engine .
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
How come my Lexus dearler and past Lexus service manager who now is my current mechanic tell me that I do have an interference engine?
Expert:  Tom replied 6 years ago.
2000 and above have non interference motors . Your Rx300 has the 1mz-fe engine in it, this is a NON-INTERFERENCE engine, if the timing belt breaks yes the engine will cut off and not run and you will be stranded but this will NOT damage the engine. THis applies to all Rx300's and Rx330's.
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