how to know if my 2001 rav4 has a variable cam gear

Asked by Jun 12, 2015 at 10:27 AM about the 2001 Toyota RAV4 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Need to buy a timinig chain repacement kit.  Don't want to start untill I have all the parts
on hand but I don't know if the engine has a variable cam or not unless I open it up or is
there an easier way, like a lable under the hood?

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On the top of the engine will have VVT or VVT-i. (Those are V V not W's) VVT Variable Valve timing, VVT-I is Variable Valve Timing-intelligent

http://ask.cars.com/2013/04/what-does-vvt-i-mean.html

It uses oil pressure on the cam to move lobes to increase lift and duration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0G5KLN4a_w

click for full screen The valves shown are intake only. It has 4 valves per cylinder

Low Cam Intake Duration 228° Valve lift 7.6mm Exhaust Duration 228° Valve lift 7.6mm High Cam Intake Duration 292° Valve lift 11.2mm Exhaust 276° 10.0mm

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