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Cambelt change on the GTV

Hi all, not sure if you guys read my post in the GTV forums but I bought a £1k GTV yesterday. Superficially seems pretty good nick. 120k miles on the clock and cambelts last changed 76k miles ago 6 1/2 years ago. I don't think it would be sensible to spend £500 just for a cambelt change at the garage so I think I'm going to take the risk and change it myself and also get some experience working on the car.

Anyone here has the tools or experience to guide me on how to do it? I can get the a nandos meal or a beer in return.

If not I will just get my own tools and maybe restore more GTVs

Almost forgot, I will need to get myself a torque wrench of course... What torque should I torque those nuts to ? Is it recommended to torque it 100Nm or no more than that ?

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I'll be honest, its not an easy job. Even if you have the tools and someone who knows what they are doing, there's lots of things that can go wrong and cause big trouble. Stuck idler bolts, snapped waterpump bolts, even getting the crank nut off can be difficult. Some of those waterpump bolts can't be drilled out with the engine in situ too..
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Its not a big job to remove the engine on the GTV, I would plan for that as you can get in a heap of bother in the engine bay.

Will let you get it all cleaned up at the same time.
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