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When should I change my timming on my little Alfa its a 2.0 JTS Engine with 40,000 Miles on the clock 2004 04 Reg.

Been told I should change it now also been told am fine till 70,000 Miles
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3yrs/36k whichever is earlier afaik

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So if am correct its overdue? I belive there are many conflicts on this, my mechanic said he'll check the belts ware and tell me if it needs doing should I just get it changed?, he also said he doesn't know if his tools can change it due to it being a little diffrent?, why were on the subject of my engine what oil grade should my car use
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As mentioned 3 years / 36k. This is a must, and Alfa made an official change to the service schedule to reflect this. Mechanic will need the right cam locking tools to do the job. If possible use an independent Alfa specialist… Oh and it isn't just the belts, it could be the tensioners or water pump that fails…
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If its not been changed then its overdue ( on time and mileage ) and I'd get it done asap.

There is a thread on the general discussion forum, i think, as to recommended alfa independants.

Different cam locking tools for different engines, I'm not expert enought to tell you what tools are common ( if any ) to the variants.
 
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You saying I should change the waterpump aswell?, I think there's a TINY chance it was changed at 21,000 in 2007 by the main dealer but due to Evans Halshaw Alfa In stockport not existing anymore I don't know and there's no way to find out :-(, When I say my mechanic I work in a car showroom so my labour is free just my parts are at cost, which is why I'd rather do it in house, am looking at about £150 for the Kit from Speedy parts
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Change it now !!!!
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Woman I brought the car off is 90% sure it was changed by the owner befor her at Evanshallshaw, at 21,000, SO Ronan am not gonna panic just yet, getting all the bits priced up for it now. There's an oil leak behind the cams somewhere so I'd like to investigate that why belts off, I know its had a NEW cam cover at 1 point due to them thinking that was the oil leak
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By logic,all belts & extras should be done sometime in 2010....just to be on the safe side !
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Woman I brought the car off is 90% sure it was changed by the owner befor her at Evanshallshaw
Are you a gambling man? Get it done soon.
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I am going to get it done in the next month or so :-)
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I am going to get it done in the next month or so :-)
I really wouldnt leave it any long than you have to...
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You should also buy the correct cam locking tools to do the job if you are not taking it to a specialist.
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Our mechanic is going to lend to a locking tool off another workshop local to us, its a univeral kit for Alfa's and other models, to buy the locking tool just for my job would be a waste of cash
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Worth getting done just for the peace of mind.
Get water pump done as well as it only adds small amount to bill then you will know 100% that its ok.
Just got mine done on a diesel so now i sleep at night
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Our mechanic is going to lend to a locking tool off another workshop local to us, its a univeral kit for Alfa's and other models, to buy the locking tool just for my job would be a waste of cash
Never heard of a universal kit that does Alfas and other models. You should invest in a proper set of cam locks, you can always sell them after to get back the investment. Doing the job incorrect is a waste of cash as well..
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You can't use a generic cam lock tool.

You need the specific camlocks you your engine. They lock the cams themselves in the correct position regardless of the position they are in now.
Generic cam lock tools will just hold the cam pulleys in their current position. The Alfa engines can not be correctly done that way.
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