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Old 29-01-2010, 14:30   #1 (permalink)
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Default What interval for cambelt change?

For a 2006 model fiat 2 Ltr JTD, what are the recommendations regarding cambelt changing?

Is it so many years or miles?
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Old 29-01-2010, 14:36   #2 (permalink)
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i dont know the exact mileage for a 2006 as my autodata stops at 2004 but at 4 years old it could be getting close on age....maybe at 5 years.

it may say in the owners handbook, technical section or the service handbook.
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Fiat recommend inspect and change if nec every 36000 or 2 years
Replace at 72000 or 4 years
your on borrowed time look out for new post re cam belt when Ive got 5 Min's
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I'm with GEO here. If you're asking the question, then you must have a bit of a worry. If you have a worry, then it's time to change.

Cam belts are no respecter of time. If they want to let go, then let go they will, and you'll pick up a bill for a thousand or so.

I had mine changed when I came back from Spain in September, and it cost just over 200 (Fiat 130 TD 4 yrs old, 23k miles). Well worth the peace of mind.
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Default Replacing 2.8 JTD cambelt

The owners manual (2.8 JTD version in OZ) we have, states - change the timing belt every 120k (& although it doesn't state this, I have been told "or every 5 years"). But I have since heard from the local Iveco dealer that Iveco with their identical engine now recommend every 80k or 3 years (originally 100K). I replaced the belt & pulleys on our motorhome last year at 6 years & 43k & could not see any problems with the old belt itelf or the two pulleys. But it is better to be safe than sorry as if it breaks the result would be costly being an interference engine.
If anybody is interested & wants to have a go at changing the Timing Belt etc yourself, I have my step by step guide & what I encounted in changing the 2.8 JTD belt & pulleys with A/C fitted posted on the fiat forum. - http://www.fiatforum.com/ducato/2185...placement.html
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Hello, Mine M/H is 2005 and I have only done 10,000. would that also included in the time to change?

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Hello, Mine M/H is 2005 and I have only done 10,000. would that also included in the time to change?

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Yes it is now 5 years old & should be replaced ASAP even if it has only done 10,000 (miles I assume) to be on the safe side. The 2.8JTD & also the 2.3 as well are both interference engines, meaning that if the belt breaks the valves are extremely likely to hit the top of the pistons. Ouch!! very costly.
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Hi
don`t rely on mileage to guide you go on time. I had a cam belt snap after 35000 miles but it was 4yrs old. Ended up wrecking the motor very expensive. FIAT 2.8 IDTD
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