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done meself my first alfa cambelt today and for a newbie it took me 6 hours with help from the father ,
but what a t~#t to do aux belt serpentine and cam belt and variator
engine sounds a hell of a lot better now dead quite also done an oil change and filters and through a k/n induction kit on,
changed all gaskets inlet exhaust an so on
car was well over due needed it doin
i only got it 2 months ago but owner didnt no when the cambelt was last done ,
was stamped in book at 63.254 in 2005
oil and filter was done at 76000 in 2006 and the cars now on 99368
so hopefully nothing to worry about for a bit
except for m.o.t in a few weeks
just thought id let u all no
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was boss when i first started her good old afla RAW
got quoted by my local garage 400-500 to do the job all in all well glad i done it bit of experience with my alfa ,
and saved a packet too
 

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My GTV is due a belt in 15,000 miles. I am tempted to have a go at that myself.

I have done a few TS belts as well as belts on other cars, but I haven't done an Alfa V6 yet.
 

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congrats m8 want to do mine? lol mine is due in 2k car shows 58k miles but its got a new engine as the old belt snapped and killed the engine, new engine has 33k on it so I know its due the 1st cam belt and the variator need doing as it sounds like a durv burner, need to start getting quotes for it as its well beyond my technical capabilities.
 

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fair play mate! congrats on the job :)

imies reading 84k now but according to service history has been done twice! last at around 65k, how often do you think they wil need replacing?
 

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done meself my first alfa cambelt today and for a newbie it took me 6 hours with help from the father ,
but what a t~#t to do aux belt serpentine and cam belt and variator
engine sounds a hell of a lot better now dead quite also done an oil change and filters and through a k/n induction kit on,
changed all gaskets inlet exhaust an so on
car was well over due needed it doin
i only got it 2 months ago but owner didnt no when the cambelt was last done ,
was stamped in book at 63.254 in 2005
oil and filter was done at 76000 in 2006 and the cars now on 99368
so hopefully nothing to worry about for a bit
except for m.o.t in a few weeks
just thought id let u all no
cheers
Thats a year over time your a lucky man.
 

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Thats a year over time your a lucky man.
after reading some threads i thought id better get it done didnt fancy a rebuild,
didnt hardly use it after the first few probs i had (faulty cranck sensor)
so thought get it all done asap now shes back and better , so some styling after mot time i think
 

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fair play mate! congrats on the job :)

imies reading 84k now but according to service history has been done twice! last at around 65k, how often do you think they wil need replacing?
exactly what mike said ,but some ive read say they snap prematurely so sooner rather than later is the best idea , hope all goes well
 

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congrats m8 want to do mine? lol mine is due in 2k car shows 58k miles but its got a new engine as the old belt snapped and killed the engine, new engine has 33k on it so I know its due the 1st cam belt and the variator need doing as it sounds like a durv burner, need to start getting quotes for it as its well beyond my technical capabilities.
mine sounded like a diesel bearing where fcukd in pulleys makes a hell of a difference
 

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v6 sounds like a big job and tight in the engine bay ,carnt be that much different tho can it ?? if you do it keep me updated ,
 

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I think it is a big job..

Still nothing ventured nothing gained... As long as I use the right tools I think it will be ok. :)
nothing ventured nothing lost either :eek:
 

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done meself my first alfa cambelt today and for a newbie it took me 6 hours with help from the father.
What specialist tools did you use? I'm going to have a go at my variator soon. All the belts too. Other than camlocks, I aint sure if I'll bother with the rest.
 

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I also used the TDC guage and the tensioner tool for the balance belt, the tensioner of the cambelt I was able to improvise as there is loads more space, the balance belt space is tight and the proper tool works a treat.

If you are doing the variator, the removal tool looks useful, also the camwheel tensioners would be good, I tried using my V6 tool and broke a bit off as it did not quite fit. Damn.

Using the correct tools saves loads of time having to think up solutions and bodges, TotallyAlfa do a range at most reasonable prices, no connection, just happy customer.

HTH
 
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