I have a 2000 Protege with a 2.0 and was told by the previous owner that it needed a timing belt. Where or how the owner got that info is unknown. I am a dodge guy and have parked the hemi for a more affordable ride. So I am unfamiliar with the mazda's. The 2.0 is an interference engine and dont want this thing to just up and go on me one day. Yet I dont want to pull it out of service if it doesnt need it. Can you guys get me up to speed on these engines (and cars). What are the quirks about these cars? Anything important I should be aware of and look for?