Renault Vel Satis — TIMING CHAIN OR BELT?


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The Renault Vel Satis is an executive car (E-segment in Europe) from the French manufacturer Renault. It is halfway between a sedan and a minivan. It began production in 2001 as a replacement for the Renault Safrane. Its name is an acronym for Speed and Satisfaction.

The Vel Satis began production at the same time as the Renault Avantime, and shares the same design line (both models are the work of the same designer). It is a 5-door liftback with an avant-garde design. It shared many elements with the Renault Espace and the Renault Laguna.

The Vel Satis had a gasoline version with a 3.5 liter V6 engine and several diesel versions. In 2009, Renault decided not to give continuity to this vehicle, being replaced by the Renault Latitude. The Vel Satis had only one generation, although it did have a mid-cycle exterior redesign. Among its alternatives are vehicles such as the Hyundai Azera, the Peugeot 607, the Citroen C6 or the Nissan Maxima.

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Renault Vel Satis. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all Renault Vel Satis models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all Renault Vel Satis models.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Renault Vel Satis I – First Generation (2001)


Diesel Engines

M9R 760 2.0 dCi (BJ03) 150 CV (2005)
M9R 763 M9R 762 M9R 760 2.0 dCi (BJ03, BJ0B) 173 CV (2006)

G9T 703 G9T 702 2.2 dCi (BJ0E, BJ0F) 150 CV (2002 – 2009)
G9T 607 G9T 700 G9T 600 G9T 702 G9T 606 2.2 dCi (BJ0E, BJ0F, BJ0G, BJ0H) 140 CV (2004)
G9T 702 G9T 600 2.2 dCi (BJ0H) 116 CV (2004)
G9T 702 G9T 700 2.2 dCi (BJ0M) 113 CV (2004)

P9X 701 3.0 dCi (BJ0J, BJ0N) 177 CV (2002 – 2006)
P9X 715 3.0 dCi (BJ0S) 181 CV (2006 – 2009)

Petrol / Gasoline Engines

F4R 767 F4R 766 2.0 16V Turbo 170 CV (2004)
F4R 763 F4R 762 2.0 16V Turbo (BJ0K) 163 CV (2002 – 2009)
F4R 867 2.0 Turbo 147 CV (2005)

V4Y 715 3.5 (BJ01) 231 CV (2004)
V4Y 715 V4Y 701 V4Y 711 3.5 V6 (BJ0R, BJ0V, BJ0U) 241 CV (2002)

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