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Timing Belt recommendations

Hi all,

My timing belt was done at 55k. Now I don't have an official dealer record of this, but I rang the previous owner and he assured me that if his name is mentioned, then it is certain.
In the conversation other work done to the car was discussed and this corresponds to the "service record" i have.
So my gut tells me it was done and the price is mentioned too, which is about right.

The car now has 79k on the clock.
I'm planning on high revving (no speeding) european driving this summer and am wondering should I play safe and get the timing belt changed again?

Can anyone offer any suggestions?

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Re: Timing Belt recommendations

Get it changed. You'll enjoy your european cruise much more safe in the knowledge that the whole thing won't go bang when you redline it. I've been in an Alfa when the cambelt went... you wouldn't like it.

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I certainly would, I'm reconditioning my head on a 2.0 twin spark. Theres a lot of other stuff that can fail too such as tensioners which don't last for ever. If you cant do the work yourself make sure you use a recomended garage, I've had experience of cowboys who think they can deal with alfas and made things worse. www.daiblack.f2s.com has some useful stuff. Wyn Lear is a fantastic garage old school Alfa nut, its worth travelling to get the right garage for the job, I'm sure there are many other good ones.
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Re: Timing Belt recommendations

Cheers guys,

I have a local specialist I use. He is on Speed-dial

Yup! for peace of mind I think it is best to have them changed. Best start saving now.
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Re: Timing Belt recommendations

one change I made to our Alfa (the Mrs didn't like it a bit noisy, actualy quiet noisy) I got rid of the baffle between the air inlet pipe and the inlet filter. I replaced it with a 3" downspout from a domestic plumbing system. It added some power and mighty induction noise coupled with a perfomance inlet filter. With the roof down it sounds awesome, if you go through a tunnel you'll think you have 400bhp! sorry if this suggestion's been made somewhere else I'm new to this. If you want a picture I'll try and find it refit and show you.
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Re: Timing Belt recommendations

just had our cambelt and the whole lot renewed at 80k ... the last lot was done at around 50k and it lasted 30k which isnt good, but as others have said, for the couple of hundred quid to get all the tensioners and belts done etc its worth it to keep the engine all smooth and shiney just as alfa intended it
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