Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
2.0 HDI Cambelt inspection
Gates are makers of timing belts (and loads of other belts), so it's possible that your car has had a belt change - but if there's no date or mileage record it doesn't help you much, because at 150k miles the belt could have been changed over 100k miles back.

Personally I would go with the advice above, and change it along with the water pump.

Peace of mind is a great motoring asset!

+1 for a new belt.

At 150k it could be on it's last legs or done 50-80k before, or done last week. Odds are 2-1 that it needs doing. Added to that, you probably have no feel for how it's been driven in the past, town & city stop / start will put a bigger strain on the belt.
A few years ago, I bought a Volvo, as is usual for me I saw the car & decided I needed to have it. The seller told me he'd replaced the belt but strangely had no receipts. After paying and getting the car home, I discovered he'd put false stamps in the service history so I decided to check the belt myself. I found the spring tensioner in the idler had failed. One belt & three years later it was still going fine.
Since then, changing the belt is the first thing I do when I buy a car if I'm not sure. My Berlingo was done by the seller just before I bought it, at least that's what he told me! Actually he gave me the receipt & the box the belt kit came in.

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
You have to register before you can post on our site.



(Advanced Search)

Latest Threads
Hello and thanks for having me
Last Post: ekstrakherbal
Today 10:35 PM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 391
New kid on the block
Last Post: ekstrakherbal
Today 10:34 PM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 343
1.6 hdi turbo
Last Post: Fred’s adventure van
Today 08:50 PM
» Replies: 9
» Views: 3903
Grizz' Prozac for the Soul - Berlingo Multispace
Last Post: Grizz
Today 07:48 PM
» Replies: 384
» Views: 54303
1.6 hdi lumpy cold start - SOLVED!
Last Post: Zion
Today 07:44 PM
» Replies: 92
» Views: 14298
Rebuilt the suspension - clunks and groans!
Last Post: GraemeT
Today 07:14 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 173
Knocking noise over bumps
Last Post: GraemeT
Today 07:08 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 667
Heavy steering feel 2.0 HDi 2005
Last Post: big_chris88
Today 05:34 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 311
Last Post: geoff
Today 03:11 PM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 607
B9 Camper Build with Step by Step Photos
Last Post: MrDrizz
Today 12:28 PM
» Replies: 54
» Views: 13261

Recent Visitors
Locations of visitors to this page