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In a months time 3 years is up and cambelt needs changing. It was replaced at 45830k and the car is now at 66001 miles. At the 45k cambelt change the Tensioner/Variator/Guide were also done. Cam tensioner was done at 36000 service along with belt stretcher (if this is connected).

What do you recommend I do at this change. Will it just be the cambelt or much more. If you could tell me exact parts I may need would be of great help. :)

Apologies is I sound ametuerish :lol:
 

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personally id do the variator again, water pump, and the aux belt:thumbs:
 

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You need to replace these parts:

Cambelt
adjustable tensioner
cambelt idler bearing
Variator (may not be required at the mo but it might get noisy in 5-10k so worth doing)
Aux belt
aux belt idler pulley
Aux belt automatic tensioner

The water pump is an optional change, depending if your one is worn.

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The water pump is an optional change, depending if your one is worn.
But quite often you can't tell if the waterpump is worn. How on earth can you say something like that?:lol:

I'd replace the waterpump as well (it's only £30, and there should be no additional labour in replacing it). You can also get the coolant changed at the same time (this should be changed every 2/3 years anyway). You need the cambelt off any way to change the pump, and at this age and mileage now is the time to do it.

The trick with Alfas is to minimise the risk. Cut corners and, sure enough, sometime down the line you'll pay.

Of course the so-called specialists will be very happy to see the waterpump go, either necessitating a cambelt off job to replace, or an expensive engine rebuild (it has been known for these pumps, however durable there reputation may be, to strip the cambelt when they seize).

Just do a search on here on this topic and you'll soon get the drift.
 

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Thank you all.....I have been able to get my mechanic cousin to fit it all for me for £50 labour, im guessing getting all those parts wont feel too expensive if im paying alot less for that. Will he need specific tools? He works in a dealership, just not an Alfa one.
 

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But quite often you can't tell if the waterpump is worn. How on earth can you say something like that?:lol:

I'd replace the waterpump as well (it's only £30, and there should be no additional labour in replacing it). You can also get the coolant changed at the same time (this should be changed every 2/3 years anyway). You need the cambelt off any way to change the pump, and at this age and mileage now is the time to do it.

The trick with Alfas is to minimise the risk. Cut corners and, sure enough, sometime down the line you'll pay.

Of course the so-called specialists will be very happy to see the waterpump go, either necessitating a cambelt off job to replace, or an expensive engine rebuild (it has been known for these pumps, however durable there reputation may be, to strip the cambelt when they seize).

Just do a search on here on this topic and you'll soon get the drift.
"so called specialists" can only replace what the customer is willing to spend on. Unfortunately many owners prefer to keep the costs down and not replace everything.

I stress that all tensioners are replaced regardless of wear, water pumps can be removed and checked in 5 minutes, its very easy. many owners will avoid the £26 charge for a new pump im afraid.

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