now a diesel head..
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: United Kingdom
bottom line is, if you plan to keep the car and want to save money on EVERY cam-belt service then buy them.
given that the average cam-belt service is £400 and the parts are only about £100 it's a significant saving in the life time of the car, especially on the petrol engines given the service interval on all the TS engines is 36k
assuming you are handy with the spanners you can handle all of the other stuff as well then the only things you should have to go near a garage for are ''up on the ramp'' stuff, wishbones and clutch for me are the only things I won't tackle.
buy cheap buy twice!