dave_k

1.6tdci timing belt interval

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Hi, 2013 1.6tdci fiesta, currently on 80k what do you guys think would be a suitable mileage for timing belt change? book saying 125k miles/10 years seems a bit high? 

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on my previous 1.6tdci I did it at 115k miles (about 7 years old) because I was getting worried. There were no visual signs that looked like it was getting to the end of its life, but that does not mean it would have lasted much longer.

I suppose we want to hear from people who suffered a broken belt / tensioner and what their mileage was.

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I haven't seen many DV6's with snapped belts in all honesty.  I did see a belt snapper Mk3 Focus on ebay at ~150k recently...presumably the original belt!  I'd say the interval on these probably is ok for 99% of them so it's up to you how close to that you want to go really.

I changed mine at 9.5 years and 70k with no signs of rubber degradation.

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Mine was done at 106k. 10 years old.

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