Just bought 01 Spider TS in Alfa Red/Pink. 66k engine is very smooth no smoke, noise or rattles, FSH but no indication whether cam belt was changed at 36K. How worried should I be? What % of cambelts fail before 72k ? Are we talking 2-3% or 20-30% ?
Best done at 36,000 so they all say now, although I did read that the belt gears of plastic were the main culprits for belt failure, and replacements should be metal versions. Anyone else read that in that magazine?:
I would be getting it changed pretty sharpish if I were you, I wouldnt say its 100% failure rate but it would be well above 50%.
At least if you get it changed you know it has definately been done. My 147 2.0 has 64k FSH, and I know the belts were done at 36K and the balance belt snapped on it a few weeks ago (thankfully it wasnt the timing belt!)
No harm in inspecting the belts anyway and seeing what condition they are in.