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Hi can anyone tell me when i need to change my timing belt and what is the cheapest way to do it can it be done by myself? I have a veloce 156
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Must be done @36000 or every 3 years, costs around 300 by a garage, but if you have the tools, can be done yourself, but I am not the one to tell you how though.
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Belt change interval is every 36k or 3 years, Whichever comes first

Minimum tools required are camlocks to keep the inlet & exhaust camshafts in the correct position, and a dti gauge to set no 1 piston to tdc.

Remember it is not just the cambelt that needs changing, on a 2.0 you need...

cambelt, tensioner, idler Alfa Romeo 156 Cam Belt Kits

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Worth doing variator Alfa Romeo 156 Variators and waterpump Alfa Romeo 156 Water Pumps if you dont know when they were last done.

Couple of guides here
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Gazza82's Alfa 156 2-litre Twinspark
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Thanks for the advice is it easy enough to do i am an engineer so know a bit about spanners nuts bolts etc.

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If you have cam locks, tensioning tools and a DTi then it is a diy job, but theyall cost the same as the labour to do the job and 300 wont even get you the parts if your going to do the jobproperly. Should youge t the belt even 1 tooth out then you will bend valves or at least have an extremely lumpy and powerless engine.
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