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As it was a nice day, and the cambelt was coming up to 4 years old on our G I decided to change it along with the waterpump today.

The old belt and waterpump defitely showed signs of wear, although I don't think anything was close to failing.


It wasn't too difficult, apart from this guide being very vague and I would certainly recommend doing the job yourself if you are moderately spanner handy.

https://www.alfaworkshop.co.uk/Giulietta_ 1.6_2.0_cam_belt_replacement.shtml

The cam timing marks they show on that guide are wrong for a start.

It all went well, apart from when I started the car after and I hadn't pushed the fuel hose onto the fuel filter properly and everything got showered with diesel (including myself)

What awful stuff that is, even after a 30 minute shower of continuous washing I can still smell it on myself...

Oh and I got sunburn on my neck. :(
 

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Have you taken it for a run yet? If not be prepared for the temperature warning to come up after about three miles. It's a bit of a shock but don't worry about it, it clears. Check coolant level after the run.
 

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I did take it for a run.

I topped up the coolant on the drive before starting the engine, then ran it up with the cap off until it was warm.

Then I put the coolant on max again, put the lid on and went for a drive. I was planning on checking the coolant again in the morning when it has cooled back down.

The only warnings I got were for the Hill Holder, VDC and steering correction as I disconnected the battery.
 

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All ok then. I'm pretty sure that when I did mine there were locking pin(s) for the camshaft and a locking plate for the crankshaft but it was three years ago so I may be thinking of a different car.
 

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All ok then. I'm pretty sure that when I did mine there were locking pin(s) for the camshaft and a locking plate for the crankshaft but it was three years ago so I may be thinking of a different car.
I do have a locking pin set, supposedly for a vauxhall 2.0 diesel (which is a similar engine as we know) but I didn't use them.

I just lined up the mark on the lower pulley with the lines on the belt and set everyting from there. I did make my own marks on the covers to make sure it went back in the same place.
 
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