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    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 4th Dec 17, 7:37 PM
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    Timing belts
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    • 4th Dec 17, 7:37 PM
    Timing belts 4th Dec 17 at 7:37 PM
    Anyone got a link to a site to check timing belt intervals?

    I can't seem to find a UK one on google.
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    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 4th Dec 17, 8:05 PM
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    I'm not sure there is one, most online motor factors give a disclaimer to check with the manufacturer directly.

    What cars it for?
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 4th Dec 17, 8:26 PM
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    I'm not sure there is one, most online motor factors give a disclaimer to check with the manufacturer directly.

    What cars it for?
    Originally posted by wgl2014
    One of these?

    it`s what all the "police officers" drive these days
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 4th Dec 17, 8:31 PM
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    One of these?

    it`s what all the "police officers" drive these days
    Originally posted by treboeth
    Helpful as ever still.
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 4th Dec 17, 8:34 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 8:34 PM
    Helpful as ever still.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    Thanks "officer"

    Why not answer the question?
    What Make / model is it?

    Why not ask the local dealer.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 5th Dec 17, 10:11 AM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:11 AM
    Why not look in the owners manual you have for the car? That'll detail the service schedule.
    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 5th Dec 17, 4:36 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 4:36 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 4:36 PM
    Gates have one but I don't have a link; you might try googling it. Just google your car and timing belt interval, and you should get an answer
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 5th Dec 17, 4:41 PM
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    The problem I've found with third party (not the car manufacturers) web pages is they are not always updated or that reliable in the first place.
    Manufacturers have a habit of revising their service interval recommendations every now and again especially with new engines that may not be as reliable as intended!
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 5th Dec 17, 5:31 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 5:31 PM
    40k-60k miles or 5 years is usually a good interval, unless timing belt technology has changed significantly.

    Peugeots do have extended schedules though, some of theirs are 100k interval. Too long if you ask me.
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 5th Dec 17, 5:45 PM
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    Apparently some new VW's have a lifetime belt.

    You'd have to be brave.......
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 5th Dec 17, 5:58 PM
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    Apparently some new VW's have a lifetime belt.

    You'd have to be brave.......
    Originally posted by wgl2014
    Yeah.... just like those VW gearboxes in the early 00's that were sealed for life and became a non-serviceable item, no maintenance required..... and then all went bang. and those VW diesels that came with a fuel filter with no interval for being replaced, therefore often wasn't, leaving the car in a non-start state.

    I love VW's, but boy, they've made some big calls and got them wrong in the past.
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 5th Dec 17, 6:16 PM
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    I am sure Haynes made a manual that showed you how to change the timing belts on most cars and will probably tell you the time to change them.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 5th Dec 17, 9:29 PM
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    It also depends on the quality of the belt, how well it was fitted, and how old the belt was off the shelf before it was fitted. Timing belt shelf-life is 8 years and I've been sold one older than that on about three occasions and had to return it (checked by phoning Gates technical).
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 5th Dec 17, 9:41 PM
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    40k-60k miles or 5 years is usually a good interval, unless timing belt technology has changed significantly.

    Peugeots do have extended schedules though, some of theirs are 100k interval. Too long if you ask me.
    Originally posted by Stoke
    The one on my wife's car (not a Peugeot or Citroen) is 100k or ten years, whichever comes first.
    Advice; it rhymes with mice. Advise; it rhymes with wise.
    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 6th Dec 17, 4:18 PM
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    The one on my wife's car (not a Peugeot or Citroen) is 100k or ten years, whichever comes first.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    AKA 100k or ten years or when the engine goes bang.
    Some of these longer intervals have subsequently been revised down due to belt failure within the service period
    • angrycrow
    • By angrycrow 6th Dec 17, 8:30 PM
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    Mk 1 focus was 100K or 10 years with very few reported failures. You have still not told us what the car and engine combo is. If you let us know I am sure somebody will be able to give the correct answer.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 7th Dec 17, 5:43 AM
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    AKA 100k or ten years or when the engine goes bang.
    Some of these longer intervals have subsequently been revised down due to belt failure within the service period
    Originally posted by EdGasketTheSecond
    It may have been revised up. The manufacturer’s export service info cd states that the belt and tensioner should be replaced at 200,000 km

    I doubt I’ll be leaving that long. It looks like a pig of a job though.
    Advice; it rhymes with mice. Advise; it rhymes with wise.
    • Muscle750
    • By Muscle750 7th Dec 17, 6:22 PM
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    Theres only two types of belts ones that have snapped and ones that will just get the thing done end of peace of mind and all that my mother outlaws vectra let go on a country road middle of nowhere at 11pm I had to drive to her and wait with her car for 2 hours whilst the AA decided to turn up in the freezing cold as well, Meanwhile my wife took her back home in warm
    • warehouse
    • By warehouse 7th Dec 17, 6:24 PM
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    Theres only two types of belts ones that have snapped and ones that will just get the thing done end of peace of mind and all that my mother outlaws vectra let go on a country road middle of nowhere at 11pm I had to drive to her and wait with her car for 2 hours whilst the AA decided to turn up in the freezing cold as well, Meanwhile my wife took her back home in warm
    Originally posted by Muscle750
    You seem to be missing some keyboard keys.
    Pants
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 7th Dec 17, 6:50 PM
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    Mk 1 focus was 100K or 10 years with very few reported failures. You have still not told us what the car and engine combo is. If you let us know I am sure somebody will be able to give the correct answer.
    Originally posted by angrycrow
    It's a secret.
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