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Message posted by lms011013/7/2017 at 12:46pm
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We have had a letter from Fiat saying the cambelt should be changed as the Van is coming up to 5 years old but it has less than 10K on the clock - should it still be done?

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Yes - belts and tensioners age and should be changed as per the schedule.

Most cambelt failures are as a result of another component failing which then destroys the cambelt and potentially wrecks the engine.

I've only had the issue once and a tensioner bolt failed, thankfully repairs weren't too bad - just top end rebuild, rather than a whole new engine.

Have the water pump changed at the same time.

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Message posted by seanfdh13/7/2017 at 1:09pm
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Yes, it's 'whatever comes first' on age/mileage.

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Message posted by lms011013/7/2017 at 1:22pm
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Thank you - its due its MOT/service in November so we will get it done


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Message posted by Sean13/7/2017 at 2:17pm
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It's not worth the risk not having it done. I know two people who had cam belts go and they both now make sure they are changed on time.


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