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You don't. In its time, one of the competitive advantages of the Saturn S-Series was that it doesn't have a timing belt. It has a timing chain. It can last several hundred thousand miles, provided:

* you CHANGE the oil every 3000 miles (you can go up to 4000 miles if you use a QUALITY synthetic oil

* you CHECK the oil EVERY time you buy gas. These engines burn oil, so you should keep it topped up * you use a good quality oil, and don't use any of those funky oil additives.

The good thing is, unlike a timing belt, that just snaps when its time has come, the timing chain will give you plenty of audible warning as it's reaching the end of its service life. You'll hear a lot of noise, not unlike "rod knock" noise, around the area of the timing chain.

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