Cam belt

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  1. haddy

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    Hi all dose anyone know how long it's should take to change a cam belt on the decato 2.8
     
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    Depends how good the mechanic is and if its fixed price or hourly rate. ;)

    Belt and pulley's only.....1 to 2 hours
    As above plus water pump....a bit longer.
     
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    its a fixed price(y) i took the van in yesterday afternoon its still not ready!!:eek:
     
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    I guess it depends how busy the garage is.
    They may have had problems with another, or even your, vehicle and knocked the schedule back.
     
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    Took the place I take mine to about 2 hrs just to do water pump it was seized in
     
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    just got the van back fitted new cam belt there suppiers sent the wrong belt out to them so needed to re-order another one ive just had a look at the old belt & it was all cracking with age:eek: the van only has 44k on the clock on a 1999 hymer so im glad i got it done(y)
     
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    If that's it's first belt change then you were very lucky.

    Only around half the mileage interval of 80000 miles but 3-1/2 times the 5 year time interval.
     
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