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Should I belt up ?

2005 GTV 2.0 JTS which I have had from new - just turned 12k on the clock.

To date she has been serviced at AR dealer Platts in Stoke but has never had cambelts changed (nor have Platts advised it to be necessary). She is a summer weekend car and on a limited mileage policy. Drives and looks like new. At current rate she will be 15 years old before she reaches 36k and while she will be 6 at next service I really can't see that a cambelt change is necessary. The engine is sweet as a nut.

But I have read that the advice on cambelts is now 36k or 3 years whichever is earlier so should I bite the bullet and get the cambelts changed at the next service which will probabaly be by a local indepedent speclialist (perhaps HRG). Would really appreciate some input from any of the professional mechanics (AutoLusso etc) that lurk around here from time to time.
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Get the belts changed, Alfa reduced it from 72k to 36k miles due to the amount of them snapping and the belts deteriorate and crack with age.
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Do it. They deteriorate with age and it is a serious weak point of the engine - hence AR halving the interval! At one time literally everyone I knew who had a TS engine - & it was a fair number including me - had suffered a broken belt. Unfortunately its a bit typical of a main dealer not to give such friendly advice - find a good indie & save money too.
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get it done. It's already 2 years overdue, regardless of mileage.
HRG are very good, in my experience.
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Thanks all. Message received and understood.
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i know its late but a belt change is cheaper than a new engine
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i changed mine as soon as i bought it. it is worth doing just for the peace of mind i think
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Change it, see ALFATUNER he's the mutt's in the northwest...
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