Nissan 350z and 370z Timing Belt Or Chain ? (2002 – 2017)

Does My Car Have A Timing Belt Or A Chain?

Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a Nissan 350z and 370z. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.


Nissan 350z and 370z
Model YearEngineBelt / Chain
2002 - 2009 (350z)3.5 L VQ35DE V6 (2003 & 2004)timing chain
3.5 L VQ35HRtiming chain
2009 - 2017 (370z)3.7L VQ37VHRtiming chain
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Which models have a belt/chain?


Both the 3.5 L and 3.7 L engines for the 350z and 370z have timing chains. The 3.5 L VQ35de can generate 285 hp to 300 hp with the GT-S version generating around 380 bhp. This engine was later replaced in 2007 with the VQ35HR engine. The new engine had more torque and a higher rpm. Transmissions coupled with these engines are a 5 speed and a six speed. The 370z was introduced in 2009 with a 3.7 L engine and had a shorter wheelbase and a shorter length. The NISMO version for the 370z generates around 350 hp.