AO Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2003
Re: Cam belt (again)
I'm going to be in the same sort of situation soon when my belt will be 3-years old but I only do between 3,000 and 5,000 miles a year. It will get changed (by the guys in Royston - Alfa Workshop as before).
The peace of mind was brought home to me last week when my neighbour's car had to have his engine rebuilt after the belt failed 3,000 miles before it was due to be changed (at 72,000). This was a Renault so it's not only Alfas. It happened hundreds of miles from home so was not a pleasant experience for him. I would far rather change it at 3 years than risk having a similar experience. Rubber belts don't only suffer from wear due to use. I'm sure they also degrade with time so increasing the chances of teeth splitting or cracking.
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