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  1. june123

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    We took our Burstner Viseo 2009 in for its MOT. It passed fine but the mechanic mentioned that 2.3 engines needed a fan belt change from this October. new ruling. He said he couldn't do it and didn't know who could and reckoned it could cost around £1000.

    Any help or advice from funsters?
     
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    Fan belt or cam belt?

    Should be service item not MOT.

    Martin
     
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  3. Techno

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    I think you need to get the facts correct as nothing you said makes sense.

    My advice would be use a different garage
     
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    Agreed, why would it be compulsory to change an item in October which may easily see 100000 miles.
    And £1000 to change a belt.....but he cant replace it and knows of nobody who can.....he's avin a larrf.

    Ah, just worked it out.....you were talking to the tea boy.
     
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  5. Geo

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    As part of a diesel MoT test its our responsability to check and ask question about the vehicles service history especialy Cam Belt changes and if done on time
    It would show up on the system its registration date and I suggest he pointed out that it was it,s 5th birthday coming up and your Cam Belt would be due then, he seems way out on cost unless he was a main agent fitter in previous life.
    Dont panick get a quote or two and ask for water pump check if its also driven by the cambelt
    I have no link to my data at the mo as im mobile, I dont even know if this reply will get through as web is very hit and miss here
    Geo
     
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  6. june123

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    I may have got some of the facts wrong. I'll ask my partner to dictate the truth! It's a good garage and a good mechanic. I'm sure it was a new ruling on our particular model.

    But thanks all.
     
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    very true Geo.....but he knows about a NEW RULING that nobody else knows about
     
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    June, how far are you from Geo, smashing bloke, he wont rip you off..
     
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    If your van is Fiat/ Peugeot based, the 2009 vehicle would have a chain drive camshaft.
     
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    Should cost around £250-300.

    Bill
     
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    Shoot me if I'm wrong but I believe only the 3 litre has a chain
     
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    Or in Nottinghamshire, 2 sheep, 4 goats, a gross of ducks eggs and a quart of Cider, a lot less in Derbyshire...
     
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    Im shooting from the Hip,,,,

    The 2.3 has a cam belt although some do have chain 2.2 and the 3.0 is chain.

    just because it's registered in 2009 doesn't mean it was built then quite possibly a 2007-8 van. June says she trusts her garage, perhaps she just misunderstood what was said. :thumb:
     
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    would you trust a mechanic who said he cant change it and knows nobody who can.

    I changed mine in our drive :RollEyes:
     
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    2.3 near the bottom!
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    So if my van is over 5 years old and I came to you for its MOT and you asked for cam belt change evidence and I replied yes mate I did 2 months ago myself
    Your reply would be ?
     
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    We have a 07 peugot based van 2.2 but it is the 06 model engine when we got it I wanted to change the cambelt but went to various garages to get a quote and they all said it was a chain by getting on the computer to peugot so couldn't quote and none of them would believe it was a belt till I showed them, so in the end we did it ourselves for about 30 quid for the belt , if they don't even know what it's got how can you trust them to do anything about it:Doh:
     
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    Looking at your cab it is a pre x250 2.2 which is as you know a belt.As Paul pointed out the later 2.2 does have a chain drive like the 3 litre :thumb:
    The 2.3 has a chain drive between the double overhead cams but the main drive is a belt.

    EDIT 06 is the year the x250 was introduced but they should have known from the chassis number that yours was not a 250
     
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    As I said , I doubt the real truth is known :thumb:
     
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