Gt 1.9 JTD Cam Belt - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 6 Old 25-08-08 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Member
saintetienne's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
Posts: 816
Images: 30
Gt 1.9 JTD Cam Belt

Good morning to you all !

My Gt is nearly 3 years old and done just over 50K , in the next month or 2 I will have the belt and tensioners done, I have heard differing advice on replacing the water pump at the same time, any one had their's done also ? what is the generally opinion on this ?

saintetienne is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: -
Awaiting Email Conf
Chill's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
County: Lake District
Posts: 1,773
Images: 26
Re: Gt 1.9 JTD Cam Belt

I mentioned changing the water pump when the garage changed my belts and they said it was unnecessary on a JTD. I think the problem mainly affects V6's when you need to change the pump from a plastic to metal impeller version.
Chill is offline  
Status: -
AO Silver Member
keithglos's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Gloucestershire
Posts: 1,786
Re: Gt 1.9 JTD Cam Belt

The few reported failures seem to blame a seized water pump. I have seen no reports of this from the General Motors makes.
keithglos is offline  
Status: Busy busy busy!
Club Member
Membro Premio
Pud237's Avatar
Club Member Number: 71
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Cumbria
Posts: 41,618
Re: Gt 1.9 JTD Cam Belt

Yes, change the waterpump on the 16v or 20v JTDm engine. I've not seen ONE cambelt failure that hasn't been blamed on a seized waterpump.

The reason for changing it is totally different and unrelated to the reason you should change the waterpump on the V6, there is no metal/plastic impellor issue on the 16v/20v JTD, the issue is seizure of the pump, snapping the cambelt. It doesn't matter if the belt/tensioners are new or old, if your waterpump seizes it will snap the belt.
Pud237 is offline  
Status: -
AO Platinum Member
David C's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: London, England
Posts: 28,993
Re: Gt 1.9 JTD Cam Belt

yes, 16v & 20v JTD, replace the pump
David C is offline  
Status: -
chrisd_b's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Beds
Posts: 7,679
Images: 5
Re: Gt 1.9 JTD Cam Belt

Suggest you speak to Jamie at Alfaworkshop for more advice, and offers very competitive prices for work - also if you are in the Herts/Beds area marshalls alfa in Hitchin are doing a very good deal on cambelt changes and service

chrisd_b is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa 147, 156 & GT

belt , cam , jtd

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome