Re: Cambelt !! how often for Alfa 2.5 V6 1999
Sorry to rock the boat here, but 24valve V6 cam belt failures go up markedly from about 50,000 miles. On mine my personal change interval was 45,000 as there are very few fail before this time.
Its not even necessarily the belt, its the roller bearings that fail in the heat and grime and the tensioner for the same reason.
I know a guy here in Boston who bought a 156 V6 with 60,000 on it, and the cam belt broke on the drive home from buying it, though he assured me it was running perfectly up until that point.
I'm not saying that some do not make it to 72k..just that far too many do not get anything like that far. Good specialists like Jamie Porter have got the price down to such a level that its not worth taking the risk.