2013 Fiat Cambelt

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Can somebody tell me what the frequency is for changing cambelt on a 2013 Fiat 2.3 (130 Multijet) Miles/Kms Years
Thanks in advance
 
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I have a 2008 2.3 Ducato. I had the cambelt changed at 5 years which was at around 35,000 miles.

Didn't want to leave it any longer. I believe the recommended interval is 4 years but I am not sure.

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4 yrs or 40.000 miles whichever is sooner, use a proper belt(gates) not cheapo, and change the idler pulley(adjuster)

Alan,
 

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Service schedule that I have for X250 2.3 says Check at 56 thousand miles and no mention of how many years. replace at 112
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Any Fiat garage should be able to give you a copy of an up to date service schedule. Have you had it serviced yet? and got a copy already
 
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I have read 150k or 7 years. But really it is not very clear.

Bit like Fiat oil change requirements :cautious:
 

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Sorry but dont do service books but do have 15yrs ex fiat experience, and stand by what I said,
 

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It's ok having your fellow Funsters quote what we think, but it's your money, hence your risk. We get it wrong on our peril and then £1000's to repair :Eeek:

Had mine done at 6 years and 15K only. Gave me much peace of mind :)
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I was told at a Fiat dealership change should be between 65 and 70000 kilometers or every 5 years. I already plan on having mine done next year 2009 model with 27000 on clock
 

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Quote from another web page

"Our initial batch of 2.3 X250 vans were indeed due for cambelts before they were 3 years old and the mileage limit was 180,000km which is 112,500 miles. I thought that this was stupid since the previous (2002 to 2006) 2.3 did not need doing before 156,250 miles and we had never seen any wear on those at that mileage either so I chose to 'roll the dice' and not do them until 180,000 to 200,000 miles.

I mostly got away with it but as these vans approached 185,000 to 190,000 we started having reports of starting problems and all of these turned out to be timing errors and upon removal of the belts we found teeth stripped! The lesson duly learned, and fortunately without any major expense we have decided that we would always do the change at 175,000 miles in future. The sample was of 10 vans and all were doing the same kind of work (driven hard, 5 days a week) and covered fairly similar mileages. 7 were changed between 180,000 and 200,000 without any problems and 3 had issues.

The answer to your question is that it is ALWAYS best to stick to the manufacturer's recommended interval, but realistically, the chances of anything going wrong with your vehicle within, say, 8 years or 150,000 miles is somewhat slim but I am not offering to pay to put things right for you if lady luck intervenes and you have a faulty tensioner of something!

Nick"
 
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Thank you all for the replies lots of different answers here? When i asked the question I was awaiting delivery of the Van, now I have it and found the owners manual under the heading of Service Schedule and Replace Timing Belt it states the following: Replace at 180,000kms or every 4 years for particularly demanding use (cold climates, driving in the city, idling for long time, driving on dusty roads or covered with sand and / or salt ) or in any case every 5 years regardless of the Km covered.......
Quite a high milage then?
 

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YES (y) 112k miles
The guy I quoted you will see now runs his vans with confidence to 150k miles from experience
 

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No mate if you read it the right column is for 2.3 and 3 litre , then read the service item ! near the bottom
I stand corrected! :blush:

Mileage is one thing but there is still common advice on the number of years for a cambelt which I always thought was 5. For the sake of the money, I wouldn't risk it, but suppose it is a calculated risk
 

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Yes agreed David 5yrs but some vans havn't even done 20k in that time.
When I had the 2.2 pre 2006 I took it for a new belt at 14k because it was 6yrs old. The mechanic looked at me like I was stupid but he did the job. The old belt was still like new so I then realised why. It is easy to be scared into work that you don't need on forums.
If that belt is good for 112k and fleets push it beyond 150k then swapping it at silly low mileage is a personal judgement call.
 

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Guess i better check if ours is a belt or chain as almost 6 years old now.......only done 13000 miles but age will tell........
 

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Yes agreed David 5yrs but some vans havn't even done 20k in that time.
When I had the 2.2 pre 2006 I took it for a new belt at 14k because it was 6yrs old. The mechanic looked at me like I was stupid but he did the job. The old belt was still like new so I then realised why. It is easy to be scared into work that you don't need on forums.
If that belt is good for 112k and fleets push it beyond 150k then swapping it at silly low mileage is a personal judgement call.
Fair comment - a question of effective risk management(y)
 

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Full timing for five years and loving it!
So the service schedule for the 250 I posted is wrong? a Fiat document.
That service book is for a commercial vehicle not a motorhome. Your belt will be past it's best due to age not usage as will your tyres probably. If you have any doubt or worry get it changed, it makes sense.


Edit, so it's a chain so no worry.
 

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It could be two years old before is sells off the forecourt.

You could buy a new belt that has been on a shelf for how long?
 
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