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Lick New genuine V6 cambelt kits £100

This will be of use to some people.

The listing is nothing to do with me, but I bought exactly the same kit from the same seller a while back.


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ALFA-ROMEO-2-5...item19b7848ea1

£100 for a genuine kit is a steal.
Check how much they are elsewhere.
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I wonder who he is? He must be nicking them to sell them at that price.
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If he is then I bought it in good faith.

Do you reckon he works for a part supplier/dealer and is nicking them to sell?
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I wasn't quite being serious there

I dunno how he is getting them at that price, but that is seriously cheap. He's obviously not a selling them as a business and paying VAT, but he must be buying them in bulk somehow to get them at such low rates; I would imagine buying them through a business so he gets the VAT back.
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Either way, they are too good to be missed at that price.
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Are these all the parts I need?

I've got 30k since the last belt change on my 1999 1.8TS - in my position would you get one of the kits?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ALFA-ROMEO-CAM...3D11%26ps%3D63

is a 1.8TS kit comprises of:

TIMING BELT

ADJUSTABLE TENSIONER


FIXED ROLLER BEARING

Is that everything I need - I guess he does not say if its a plastic or metal tensioner - which is best?
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I am pretty sure that will be a genuine kit complete with the later metal adjustable tensioner.

The fixed tensioner (roller) will be plastic however but that is ok.


If you are not sure send him an email.
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I have,

the reply was:

the toothed tensioner is metal and they are Dayco.kits

Anyone used these before - what would you think? good or not, normally any other car I think no problem doesn't have to be genuine but with the cambelt problems I think maybe it's better, but then it's not exactly as if the AR parts last forever is it......Hmmm
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Dayco are original equipment.


Also if you buy something like a Gates or Contitech kit etc, the tensioners will be identical to the Dayco ones. They all come from the same factory.

Only the belt itself will be different.

Buypartsby sell Contitech kits. The last one I bought was £55 + Vat, but I think they are more expensive now.
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Had a look on the bay and buypartsby are not selling and timing belt kits now but I guess the Dayco ones are good (original) the question is, is the Dayco kit worth buying now or wait until I need it (6k miles).
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If you can afford it buy it now, they might not be around at that price in 6k miles time.


That is what I would do anyway. 6k would be about 4 months for me if I used the Alfa everyday.
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Thanks for the advice, it's about 1 year for me! but I'm thinking if I have the kit I may do it myself next summer.
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