That is the official figure, however I've been STRONGLY recommended to get mine done at 60k intervals ... (I'm pretty sure that others on the forum have been told the same thing)The cambelt needs changing at 72,000 miles or 5 years whichever's the soonest. Expect to pay around £300.
That is for petrol versions ... diesel it is still safe to get them changed at 72k (although 60k is recommended) ... it's probably due to the fact that diesels rev alot slower than petrols and therefore doesn't put as much tension on the belts ... or sumintcambelt tensioners , waterpump , every 3 years or 36,000 miles to be on the safe side about £300 should cover it with some loose change in your pocket
Yes yours does have 4 .. luckily mine has 5 ... I personally haven't heard of water pumps seizing (and I've been on here virtually every day for the past 6 months!!!) ... put pud237 has been around the block a few times!!! D) ... as your's is pretty much due a cambelt NOW, you might as well just get it done, I would expect cambelt + waterpump to be about £350 (that's how much my mechanic changes anyway)What do you mean? How many cylinders have my 147 JTD 1.9 53reg? I'm pretty sure that sound like a 4 cylinders.
Sorry, I should have been more clear, the 16v and 20v JTD engines share the same waterpump, in every JTD 16v cambelt failure I've read on this forum, the cause has always been seized waterpump, not a failed tensioner like on the TS/V6 engines that have had belts snap.You've got me worried now ... think I'll go and check when/if my car has had a new one ...
The failed impellor issue you mention is only for the waterpumps for the 2.5 V6, 3.2 V6 and 3.0 V6 (excluding the GTV), the impellors in these were plastic and can crack, generally the symptom was that the car overheats on the motorway but not when driving with low revs. The solution was to fit the waterpump from the GTV 3.0 V6 which had a metal impellor instead of a plastic one. Considering its a cambelt off job its not something you want to risk happening, so the advice is to fit the GTV 3.0 V6 waterpump to all 24v V6 engines at cambelt time.I've checked my documents and my car is still on it's first water pump at 103000 miles, my cambelt is due in 130000 so I'll wait until then :thumbs: ... tbh the general failure of water pumps is that the impellers fail, this means that it stops pumping water and therefore the car overheats as long as you stop quick enough this won't do any damage ...
I've not heard of it happen to a 20v, but the 16v engines are a lot more common. They share the same waterpump part number though so I suppose the chances are just as high..From what I've read on here, I think it's the four cylinders that have the water pump problem, it seizes and takes the cambelt with it.
Cheeky! :lol:but pud237 has been around the block a few times!!! D) ... as your's is pretty much due a cambelt NOW, you might as well just get it done, I would expect cambelt + waterpump to be about £350 (that's how much my mechanic changes anyway)