to macp: I got the screen-name from another site and cos me memory isnt what it used to be, its easier to use the same screen-names elsewhere!!
to stewright: Ive done 60K (and its due for its 60K service as well). I know the schedule suggests replacment at 72K, however, my belt has actually strated to breakdown and slaps on the inside of my Cam Belt Cover when the engine runs - As soon as this started, I pulled over and had the car recovered home as nowhere is open on a Sunday- Needless to say, Im not running it until I get the belt changed now. But getting different info and pricing from 8 different places is disconcerting!
I understand that whilst theyre in there, they may as well replace certain other items to save labour. But Its the mis-info regarding the Counter Balance Belt (it doesnt by all accounts have one anyway) and stuff.
Also, one of the garages asked if the car sounds diesely on startup, and suggested that this is caused by the Variator and the Variator malfunctioning may have caused the Cambelt to breakdown...Does this make sense to anyone? They also reckon it is 6 hours labour!
Anyone have any comments or suggestions???