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Timing belt changed "On inspection"

Following on from a thread I had last week on the service schedules of my 147, the question of the timing belt came up.

Story is the car is 3 years old and has 20k miles. The T belt has never been changed.

I mentioned it to them in the garage, as everyone here said it needed doing, but she said it is also changeable on inspection and that the mechanics in there where happy for it to wait to the next service, likely 8 months time or so.

So, should I get it done or just leave it?
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Re: Timing belt changed "On inspection"

Get it done. At an Alfa specialist though, not your 'local garage'. Will they pick up the tab to fix it if it goes between now and your next service in 8 months time? Doubt it! I wouldn't risk it personally..
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Go to TI Autos if you're in Dublin
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Go to TI Autos if you're in Dublin
Thats just it, Im in Clare! Next time Im in Dublin, Ill get it done there. Always had it in my mind to get it done anyway. Any idea how much he charges, roughly?

btw I had the service done in Monaghans in Galway.
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Not sure how much he charges for a belt change but he is reasonable and a true alfa fanatic, 01-8386567 There is his number I'm sure for a belt change he could probably give you a price over the phone
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SEARs is an irish forum member on here and I think he carries out that kind of work too now that I think of it, would be worth PMing him maybe
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Re: Timing belt changed "On inspection"

Get that belt changed right NOW!

No question about it, make sure it gets done with all the needed pulleys and tensioners too.
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