cambelt swift 590 sl

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  1. pinktulip

    pinktulip

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    Hi, i wonder if any one can advise me

    We bought a Fiat Ducato swift 590 sl S reg it's done 30,000 miles

    Does the cambelt need changing ? If it does can i just change the belt alone ?
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    I would advise that you do change the cambelt due to age, change the pulleys and tensioner as well, whilst it is apart dont skimp the job.

    Very expensive if it snaps.

    Peter
     
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    Hi cam-belts need changing every 5 yrs or so regardless of mileage (60,000 ish )
    I would change it asap then you know it is OK for another 4 / 5 yrs--- You can just do the belt but the full kit is not much more and IMO is worth doing for peace of mind.
    terry
     
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    as others have said, if theres no history of a belt change then its advisable to change it.

    its also false economy to change the belt only.....the pulleys will also be worn and could collapse at any time.
    the pulley bearings are pre lubed and sealed so if any seal starts to leak eventually the bearing will run dry and either seize or collapse.


    Geo posted recently one of his customers recently parted with £1300 for repairs after a belt snapped.
    a belt and pulley change may only be 25% of that cost.:thumb:
     
  5. pinktulip

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    Cambelt

    Many thanks for your helpfull comments, which we have noted and will do the full job when changing the camebelt .:thumb:
     
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    It is a good idea to do the water pump at the same time.
     
  7. SpongeBobsDad

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    Do not rely on mileage I did and it cost me , my cam belt snapped at 35000 miles and 5 yrs old. I thought it was OK , low mileage i thought, big mistake . Caused a massive amount of damage in the end i had to replace the engine at a cost of nearly £3000 . BE WARNED don`t leave things to chance .
     
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