AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Re: Question about service intervals/mileages being way out
Belts are rubber and so do perish but if you have a garage stored car then a belt will sit there fine and happy for 5 years or more. My old 33 P4 had its belts done at 5 years and I thought the garage gave me back the new ones by mistake.
The problem with the T/Spark is the tensioner. It seems a bit lazy so if it seizes up the belt can slip or fall off the pulleys. The "belt" gets the blame whereas really it's a duff tensioner.
A tensioner that isn't being used much could last longer than one in daily use but then it's just as likely to seize or stick, as it's not being used very much.
So you should change the tensioner every so often.. and while you're doing all that labour, it makes sense to fir new belts (about £30 exta).
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