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Old 05-14-2019, 12:37 PM   #2
EOC Rank: Hydrogen
2008 SC 2WD 5AT
Nighthawk Black Pearl (NBP)
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3
Yes to timing chain

The Element has a timing chain. It was great to get to 100K and not have to spend money/time on replacing a timing belt. By the way, there are more differences between the SC and EX besides the dash. SC has a different/better center console, is lower by 1 inch, has a stiffer suspension, larger tires, carpeted floor. 2007/2008 are great years to buy because this was the year Honda did a refresh on the Element.

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