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Looking for a bit of advice.......2 litre twinspark......timing belt with 23,000 miles on it but is 5 years old.......needs to be replaced right?

Am seriously thinking of doing this myself. Looking at the online guides, seems do-able. I know cam locks are a must, but what else do I need in terms of tools besides a standard tool kit.

Any advice would be really appreciated!

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It's well overdue, the interval was changed from 72K/5 years to 36K/3 years a good few years ago.
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Looking for a bit of advice.......2 litre twinspark......timing belt with 23,000 miles on it but is 5 years old.......needs to be replaced right?

Am seriously thinking of doing this myself. Looking at the online guides, seems do-able. I know cam locks are a must, but what else do I need in terms of tools besides a standard tool kit.

Any advice would be really appreciated!

Thanks,

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Kikih and Mo4 both have tackled them quite recently...
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Kikih and Mo4 both have tackled them quite recently...
Thanks for the info.....appreciate it!
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You'll need the cam locks, standard tools, torx and allen keys/drives, a bit of luck, a few plasters, a swear jar, and this guide :
The cam variator

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Good link there Morgan
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Brilliant.......thanks Morgan!!!!
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Yep it's a very good guide.
The only thing I'd add is that it makes life ALOT easier if you remove the large plug from each cylinder to help with turning over the engine by hand.
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Good link there man also remember to either do the balance belt or leave it off.
 
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consider doing the water pump and cam variator while your at it
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consider doing the water pump and cam variator while your at it
with the metal impeller
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Just had mine done
Timing belt €138.93
Shaft belt €70.26
Tensioners
Fan belt €16.69
Thermostat €63.73
Water pump (metal one Rory..!) €62

Also had an inner and outer CV boot done, and both front brake pipes €45
€150 labour, for the lot..! :mygrin1:

Total €546.61

This Spider's starting to get expensive..
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ah george we could've done those cv joints....... again seriously though thats a good price
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Thanks for all the advice......am going with all alfa parts, including the water pump. Am also going to give a variator kit a try to see how good it works. This is a project car so a bit of a learning ground. Looking forward to doing the work but dreading turning the key for the first time!
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Aye. My mechanics a good bloke, and Alfa served as well. Not much he doesn't know about them. Handy fella to know.

He's the reason I got the 166 in the first place. So I suppose its his fault that I know you lot. Remember to thank/smack him for that one...
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A bit cheeky I know, but does anyone have a set of 2l
l cam locks I could rent? Would really appreciate it.

Thanks for all your help so far, I really appreciate it!
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A bit cheeky I know, but does anyone have a set of 2l
l cam locks I could rent? Would really appreciate it.

Thanks for all your help so far, I really appreciate it!
Johnniep you might be far to nice, polite and friendly for this site!!!

Best of luck with the job...
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A bit cheeky I know, but does anyone have a set of 2l
l cam locks I could rent? Would really appreciate it.

Thanks for all your help so far, I really appreciate it!
I have a set I just did my timing belt in my Spider. You're welcome to borrow them but i'm in Galway which may not suit you. I also have the tools to adjust the two tensioners and the TDC gauge.
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