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What's the best way of checking this without doing too much dismantling - DTI gauge and camlocks?
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What's the best way of checking this without doing too much dismantling - DTI gauge and camlocks?
I am pretty sure that is the only accurate way.
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Ya, that's my thinking as well. Trying to sort out a lumpy idle and belt needs doing soon anyway..
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Ya, that's my thinking as well. Trying to sort out a lumpy idle and belt needs doing soon anyway..
If you are quick there is a genuine belt kit on ebay for £100

See my other post in this section
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Wow £100 is cheap alright, sure it's the real deal? Tensioners on their own normally go for £70+.
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It is the real deal. I bought one a few weeks back and I know of 2 others who have done the same.

The belt is a dayco item (same as original) the moving tensioner is genuine alfa and the 2 fixed rollers are SKF (which is also original IIRC)
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That is a deal, but how old is the belt? They are lifed on the shelf too, but yes the timing blocks and DTI are the ONLY way to check the timing.
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Is there any way of telling the age of the belt?


The one I have comes in a sealed, clear plastic packet BTW.
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Might be a date stamp on it somewhere?
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That is a deal, but how old is the belt? They are lifed on the shelf too, but yes the timing blocks and DTI are the ONLY way to check the timing.
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what's the shelf life of a belt? The replacement time on the car is something like 5 years isn't it?
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The V6 engines shoud be changed at 40k in my opinion. There have been many tensioner failures at mileages slightly above 40k.

A £1500 job if it fails, so best to get it done sooner rather than later.

Many alfa dealers and even 'specialists' seem to not replace the tensioner, so ensure its done at your next change.

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