Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Hoary old question re timing belts
Sorry to raise this one but I think I have a different slant on it.
I can get my local guy (Gerry of TI autos) to change the belts on my twin spark 166 for around 500 Euro, with about another 200 Euro required if he changes the variator (around £490 sterling total)
What I am trying to decide is whether to tackle this myself.
I am pretty competent, having rebuilt the engine and gearbox on my Traction Avant Citroen, but the advantage there is that I didn't have to finish it off quickly if you know what I mean. I have changed the belts on one or two cars but usually the cars were in the disposable category, i.e it didn't matter if they didn't work. But of course they did work.
I have seen NiallMoran say that he did the belts on his newer car, the question really is, how hard is it, what tools apart from cam locks did you need, what is access like and how long did it take?
Any and all comments gratefully received as my car is just now going into the 36k range from the last time.