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    Signs of cambelt change

    Hi all,

    Bought a cat with 62k on the clock, i now have 70k. It has just dorned on me i dont know if the belt has been changed.. How would i find out?

    Any signs its on the way out and how much should i expect to pay for the change.

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    Take it as not being changed mate and get it done, not saying it will fail on you but just for peace of mind mate
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    Cannot i see wear on the belt? thing is if changed i dont want to be paying for it also how much is it normally?

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    if you buy the parts yourself then it will be cheaper than if you just take it to a garage and then ask them to take care of it. but dependant on the garage mate, around £200 will be about standard for parts and labour i would have though. 3-4hrs work, £70 for a cambelt kit. take it for a quote
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    Just get it changed asap - you can't tell how old the belt is by looking at it. Yes it might cost you a couple of hundred, but that's much cheaper than the repairs if the existing belt snaps!

    It's also a good idea to get the water pump changed at the same time, because it runs off the cam belt.
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    What car/engine?

    On the petrol side of the MK4's it wasn't the belt that wore, it was the tensioner pulleys...but the 2.2 had a chain and not sure on the deisel intervals, not for MK5's either.

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    its a 52 plate 1.6sxi manual

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    ...as above....be aware that the belt may be fine but the tensioners and/or pulley may be on the way out.
    When I had my cmabelt kit changed my mechanic said that my old cambelt was ok, but it was the tensioner that was knackered.

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    take it if the tensioner goes its naffed?
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