147 Cam Belt change decision
A common topic I am sure, Twin Spark cambelts.
I have a July 2006 registered 147 1.6 T Spark Lusso.
Just over 4 years old , it has done 25K miles.
Since I bought the car 18 months ago in December 08, it is averaging no more than 4K miles a year.
I know under the official AR service schedule the cambelt is due a change based on time elapsed (3 years).
Realistically though and bearing in mind the previous guidelines of 72K / 6 years, is it likely to break before say next summer when I would have done approaching 30K miles and the car is 5 years old? I would be happy with changing it then and it may not need another belt in its lifetime. Obviously the guidelines were changed for a reason but I am thinking that 30K / 5 years is not such a risk.
Any real life thoughts / experiences to share please.