Exactly. Wow, so much pish spouted on this forum.Better if they passed on the correct information though, 100k or 6 years
Does nothing suite this memberExactly. Wow, so much pish spouted on this forum.
"just been in touch with VX about cambelt on a 1700cdti 4x4 and advised cambelt change is 70000 or 10 YEARS whichever comes earliest". Total rubbish, endorsed by moderator. FFS. This forum is unreal.
Yep, quite like this one. Really think it would suit me.Does nothing suite this member
As an engineer well used to changing timing belts, I can tell you it's a good idea to change them around 5 years or 80,000 miles. The problem is that the rubber facings wears away leaving a hard shiny surface, wear between the teeth alters the timing slightly too. The result is the engine runs a little rough and rattling develops. Thus doesn't mean the belt will break, because it probably won't. But the harder surfaces of the belt causes vibration and may damage the water pump and other bearings. I had my timing and auxiliary belts, water pump and pulleys replaced recently. The mechanic showed me the old parts, they were worn but visually looked ok. Surely it's better to replace these items before something breaks, costing thousands to repair the engine. I am amazed at how much quieter and smoother the engine runs. It was £420 Inc vat well spent.just been in touch with VX about cambelt on a 1700cdti 4x4 and advised cambelt change is 70000 or 10 YEARS whichever comes earliest