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Help 156 2.0 TS Cambelt job/tools required

Hi everyone,
not the usual cambelt question, the changing part is not the problem.
My 156 2.0TS S/Wagon has only covered 10k miles since I bought it new in 2001.
I feel that although my mileage is very low that I had better change all my belts/tensioners/idlers due to the time factor. So far variator is silent and as my year is the cf3 eobd maybe it was improved, anyway so far it is silent so I shall not be changing the variator this time round. I may consider the water pump ? as a matter of belts & braces but at 10k I may be waisting my time & money? what say you experienced people ?
I realise that I need to obtain a set of the "cam locking blocks" number
(1-825-041-000) and preferably use a dial gauge & adaptor for an accurate TDC position, so far so good, the question is that the other tools listed such as "Inlet Cam Sprocket holding tool & Exhaust Cam sprocket holding tool,numbers (1-822-155-000 & 1-822-146-000) and the "Tensioner setting" tools for both belts.
Which of the tools are really required ? are the "tensioner setting tools" the same thing for both belts ? or can the tension be set up by other means or tools ?
The Cam sprocket holding tools are these items absolutely needed ? It is not so much the matter of buying the tools as it is a matter of how often one reqiures them, (unless they can be pasted on to another Alfa owner to do the same job) I have read the links from postings on "how to" but some small details are still open to question.
Thanks in anticipation of the answers from someone who has done this little job by the numbers.
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Re: 156 2.0 TS Cambelt job/tools required

This should help....

http://home.hccnet.nl/jaap.bouma/PhaseVariator.htm

I bought parts for mine from www.bypartsbuy.com, the belts and tensioners worked out far cheaper than Alfashop or shop4parts.

You will need the camblocks though which can be bought form shop4parts or EB Spares. The other parts/tools you can do without.

I wouldn't worry about the waterpump, they are not especially prone to failure, especially at such low mileage.

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