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jmurray01

Member Since 12 Jul 2010
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In Topic: Things I Don't Like

Today, 01:08 AM

The fact that no one is perfect..................................................................except me
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And me...

In Topic: Opinions On This Focus 1.6I Flight - Will The Cambelt Last?

Yesterday, 07:46 PM

£400 is cheaper than the cost of the car when the belt snaps wrecking the engine and a lot less than the cost of a new car on top when it does why dont you negotiate a deal with the seller since the belt is needing done even 100-150 off is better than nothing

Hear hear.


In Topic: Things I Do Like

28 February 2015 - 06:32 PM

  • Red wine
  • White wine
  • Beer
  • Whisky
  • Rum
  • Brandy

Yes, there is indeed a bit of a pattern forming... :lol:


In Topic: Opinions On This Focus 1.6I Flight - Will The Cambelt Last?

28 February 2015 - 06:30 PM

£400 is half the value of my car

Think yourself lucky, £400 is MORE than the value of mine! :lol:


In Topic: Opinions On This Focus 1.6I Flight - Will The Cambelt Last?

28 February 2015 - 01:39 PM

I am a very cautious driver, definitely not one to rev it highly - however I don't know about the previous owners. It would be driven mostly in towns (Cheltenham to be exact) with the occasional 100 mile trip to visit my mom a few times per year.

 

Do you think I should get a cambelt for this car or not if I were to purchase it in these circumstances?

Is there a way for a mechanic to evaluate the need for a replacement prior to actually going ahead with the change (thus saving money if it doesn't need to be done)?

Unfortunately there is absolutely no way of telling if the belt is going to snap imminently or not, as it is not down to the rubber on display but rather the fabric reinforcing in the centre which prevents stretching and breakage.  That can go at any time when past 10 years/100,000 miles. 

 

Please do not follow my example, I am indeed taking the risk and am not that worried, but bare in mind that my car is worth around £300 whereas you are looking to spend over £1,000!

 

The bottom line is that I would definitely get it changed if you have the finances to do so.