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159 1.9 JTDM Cam Belt....


I think I know the answer to this question but it never hurts to ask for a second opinion...

At the start of the year a purchased my first ever Alfa and it had done 32,000 now 6 months later its done 37,000 (90% motorway)..

Looking at the service manual it says 'Cam belt on Diesel models 90,000' but then in small print change every 4 year in harsh conditions and 5 years at all other points....

Its an ex lease car so I'm assuming its not been subject to harsh conditions but the 5 years will be up on the 31st July.......should I start saving up? Should I do the water pump at the same time?


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Well....my 159jtdm has done 44k miles and is just over 3 years old and two weeks ago the water pump seized causing the cambelt to misfunction (didn't actually snap) and cause minor engine damage. Most of my driving (75-80%) is motorway and dual-roads. Fortunately I had taken an extended warranty out but the cost to me would have been over 1000 to fix otherwise!!
So I'd change cambelt and pump sooner rather than later.
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