Cambelt Change 2007 Fiat Ducato 2.3 130 Multijet

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  1. Mr Colpot

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    I am about to buy a 2007 Motorhome from a dealer who said the interval for cambelt change is 7 years for the 2.3 130 Multijet Fiat Engine. Does anyone have a handbook that states this or is it 5 years as I have understood it in the past?
     
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    Cam belt

    I would haggle for the cam-belt to be changed as part of the deal.
    The dealer is unlikely to lose the sale for what will be basic cost to him.
    Or get some of the Funsters that have just returned from Morocco to do the haggling for you!
     
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    Thanks - he did say he would change if it needed and I wondered if he said 7 years as that would make it due next year and not last year.
     
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    Cam Belt

    Just booked ours in with Fiat Garage- they said renew after 5 years, quoting approx £300 to replace.
     
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    Fiat Ducato Cam Belt

    I have just looked in my service book (I have the same model 2.3 130 multijet) and it states that the cam belt should be changed at 100,000 or five years whichever comes first, I had my one changed in November when its age reached five years even though there was only 83000 miles on the clock. All this info. is in the service record, if the vehicle your looking at does not have one, give it a wide berth!!! :thumb:
     
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    only 83000:Eeek:
    Brave boy:RollEyes:
     
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    have the same engine in the 07 van I bought in July and its definately 5 yeras wish I had checked first and got dealer to replace, not replaced yet as only done 16k miles but going in soon to get changed at local garage at cost of £275 against main dealer at £750
     
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    It is only the pre 2007 Pug 2.8 boxer that has a recommended cb life of 8 years.. all the others are either 5 or 6
     
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    I have called them to check they are going replace it as they did say they would do it if required. Waiting for a call back.........
     
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    What? Do you think I have left it late? or just being ultra cautious!!!!:Smile:
     
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    Changed ours at 30K 5 years, belt looked like new but one pulley was about to collapse.
     
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    They may as well have said 'no' - when they say 'we'll change it if it needs it', it invariably means they won't.

    Just ask £250 off the price and get it done yourself - DON'T FORGET TENSIONERS ETC..... at least you know it has been done, and will last the next few years - as opposed to not knowing if it has been done, or wasn't due - and when it is due, if it lasts full term.

    When I sold mine, I put a new one on it - despite it being done 20k previously. At least the new owner knew it was done and had that piece of mind - for a few hundred pounds, it is worth it!
     
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    Thanks all for the replies - it turns out it was done last year so good for another 4 years.
     
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    Was it? I'm a cynical old bugger, get them to show you where it was recorded as replaced. Most garages use the sticker that comes with the belt or write it in the book. Or perhaps there are receipts?

    Don't risk it and you have nothing to lose by being insistent.

    My MH was registered as 05 so made 2004 ! Makes my belt 9 years old with 18,000 on the clock. My son has a garage and as I'm retired I help out so can and I will do mine one weekend myself VERY SOON after seeing all the posts about 5 years life.

    I have seen what engines look like when the belt gives up, but it earns my son £££££s
     
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    2.3 multijet engines have the water pump driven by the cambelt so it is prudent to replace the water pump as well, the parts are dearer than many engines, my neighbouring Halfords Autocentre charge £450 for the full job.

    D.
     
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