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Hey there,

A quick question regarding timing belt changes and what have you. When "should" these things wear out? My car's five and a bit years old, and has covered 36,000 miles.

Is it safe to wait another year and have them changed at the six year/72,000 mile service, or should I have them done now? (And does it give any hint that it needs doing?)

The reason I ask is that when cruising at constant revs (around 3,500 - 4,000) the engine note sometimes changes for a second or so (sounds a bit strained) before returning to normal. With a rebuild at 2k, I'm getting paranoid!


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Hi there

Alfa reccomend 72k,but most would recommend 50k.I think it costs about 500,but its till cheaper than a new engine!

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Hi all

Just came off the phone with an Alfa specialist, asking the very same thing.
They said they recommend 50k for the 2 litre, and 60k for the 3 litre (don't ask me why). Mine's done 47k and I think I will wait till the 60k service - 72 would be taking a risk I think.

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Hi Dan

Forget the mileage, your car is over five years old, enough reason to change the belts now! Had mine done at the mileage interval and it looked brand new but my mechanic was VERY surprised. Personally I think the mileage is important but so is the age of the belt.

Reminds me, must get the V6 belt hoo [img]smilies/cwm14.gif[/img]


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