January 18, 2013, 8:59 am
Hi I have just bought 2L TDCI 2004/53 with 118K miles. Unserviced for 2 years.
According to MOT History Request the mileage in March 2011 was 89K
I assume that I need a major service that includes the rear auxiliary belt change (due at 8years/100K) according to http://www.etis.ford.com/fordservice/serviceScheduleForm.do ?
Also, according to the schedule, the front belt will need doing at 125K/10 years. As I drive about 7K a year, and the car has been doing a lot of London miles previously, is that worth doing now?
Should I be looking for the cheapest major service that will also do these additional belts? or leave the front belt until later?
I'm tempted to stick it in Halfords and get the £250 service? but I guess these belts will be extra?
(I've been told there are some Halfords discount codes floating around ...)
Any suggestions where to go for a good value-for-money full blown service?
I'm on SE London/Kent border (Bromley)
January 18, 2013, 9:46 am
[color=#0000ff][size=5][font=comic sans ms,cursive]Defiantly get the belt replaced urgently as a timing belt kit, it's on borrowed time and will be very very expensive if it fails.[/font][/size][/color]
January 18, 2013, 9:59 am
Thanks, as I understand it , being a diesel, these are the auxiliary belts not the main chain?
January 18, 2013, 10:07 am
[color=#0000ff][size=5][font=comic sans ms,cursive]If yours is a chain cam then it not so urgent.[/font][/size][/color]
January 18, 2013, 4:01 pm
All the Mk3s have a chain, so no worries there.
January 18, 2013, 4:05 pm
Yup It has a chain but the Major service suggests the rear Auxiliary belt needs changing and the front one will need changing next year with my typical mileage (so might as well do it now?)
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