Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:39 PM
Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:01 PM
You would be best off getting it sorted now mate.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:25 PM
Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:36 PM
Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:35 AM
Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:17 AM
Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:24 AM
Cambelts and tensioners can fail at any mileage................ PSA quote 100k for the 01-08 C5 but there was one I heard of failed at 37k. An exception I'd say, as you wouldn't suggest everyone got their belt changed at 35k because of that. Mine was changed at 100k with "no signs of distress".
I had a Galaxy with the VW PD engine - cambelt due at 40k. The hire company that owned it never did get the belt done and I bought the car with 60k on the clock, not impressed I have to say but it shows that they can last well over the recommended interval.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 01:09 PM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:18 PM
first sign of a worn tensioner is a tick from the belt are under idle that doesnt go away its pot luck as to wether it lasts or not as said they have went at 40k some 140k personally i do 60k even the ford mechs say that they wouldnt leave it that long
125k for a change ide never leave it that long even on a diesel trust me if it went at 100k and it was the tensioner all ford will do is slap you with a bill the belt only is gauranteed for that mileage not the tensioners so its down to piece of mind knowing its done
Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:16 AM
Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:42 AM
At work we have a 09 plate Vauxhall (spit) combo that we use for running training kit around, sometimes it can be driven by 20 different people during a week.
It has done just over 39k and shed a cambelt just before christmas.
Cue sound of crunching valves and mangled metal.
AA was called and the first thing the guy did was try starting the vehicle!!! Twice!!!
Suffice to say the vehicle was gone for 3 weeks and had a new engine fitted as the other one was well and truly scragged.
Valves, pistons, rods, camshaft and cylinders were metal confetti.
Unfortunately sometimes things just happen without warning.
Just glad it wasn't my car.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:21 AM
Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:18 AM
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