fiat ducatto 2.8jtd

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  1. narrowboatjaks

    narrowboatjaks Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, has any one had problems after having a can belt changed?
    We broke down a week ago today 1 hour from Calais after only driving 250 miles. Mh is back at garage having the head removed, its done 68,000 miles and we had its second cam belt fitted. Yesterday they agreed to do all the work for free, now they are wriggling!!!! They said the drive belt tensioner was plastic??? We said if you had rang us we would have got you to replace the drive belt and tensioner! Any thoughts on what caused the problems would be much appreciated
     
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    Cam or auxiliary belt tensioner?

    If it was cam belt why wasnt it replaced with the belt when that was replaced.?
    Most likely all tensioner wheels are now plastic on a metal tensioner arm.
     
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    Dont let them wriggle too far !.. They should have talked to you and discussed the merits of doing the job.

    We WONT fit a timing belt on its own... END OF
    Only fit a belt with ALL associated tensioners and if applicable a new water pump. Also, use a quality supplier like Gates etc... never the cheaper less known quality parts.
    If the client does not want to do this then there is somewhere else they can go.
    Touch wood, we have never had a failure yet in over 30+ years.

    Good chance you now have bent valves, broken cam followers and a head that needs to be rebuilt.
    As a matter of form we wont refit a cylinder head until we pressure test it and take a couple of thou off on the surface grinder.
    Good engineering practice pays in the long run.

    Really hope you get sorted out soon and on your way.
     
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    We had ours changed when we bought the van three years ago and have had no problems.
     
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    We don't know, we are not mechanical, we just paid for mot, service and a new cam belt for peice of mind, not that we got any:cry:
     
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    Wish we lived near you jonkil:(
     
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    Hi,
    I had Pilote with 2.8 jtd engine Peugeot , took it to the main dealer for cam belt change, not the cheapest option but thought it best be safe. they took it to bits and said that there engineer who was Peugeot trained and had been for the last 15 years etc had not seen a cam belt tensioner of this sort before and they had to order necessary bits to suit plus various other bits, then told OK to collect all done , got there not happy it sounded quite rough more like big commercial diesel ( not that it had previously sounded like a sewing machine before but it def wasn,t that noisy before), and had certain vibrations at odd speed levels when I took it out on test. so they re-adjusted and fitted new pulleys and various belts & adjusters etc still to no avail, they had it in & out of garage over a period of 2 & half months in all. Then as we were booked to go away they said take it & try it, they were confident I would have a trouble free journey,which we did, must say we didn't have any problems ,but it was still a bit growly but I lost all confidence in the motor, so on our return from hols , we then went to Newbury show and traded it in against another , shame she was a cracking moho. I just hope who ever bought here didn't have any problems. Luckily they only charged me the original quote for cam belt change £300, no extra for any of the other work or bits.
     
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