AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: London, England
if the car has over 48000miles on it, find out if the cambelt has been replaced.
The official change is at 72000 miles but they usually break well before that.
(with obvious results rant )
I'm not sure if it has become official (I bet it hasn't) but it is generally recomended to replace it at 48000miles.
The tensioner should be replaced at the same time.