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 Fiat Ducato timing belt warning
700623 Post Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:57 am Thank this member for this postReply with quote Add User to Ignore List Back To Top

geordie01 Subscriber 09/10/2014 


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Just picked up mh from friends garage were he has mot,d it and done cam belt and tensioner and bearings, he said what a lucky escape we had had as when he removed one of the bearings it fell to peices in his hands.
Van is 54 reg 21500 miles and 2.8jtd fiat reccomend 5years or 72000 miles which ever comes first.Ignore at your peril you have been warned

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there is a good chance you m/h is at least 6 years old its on a 54 and its now 09 and possibly came off of the line up to a year before that
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Why do they persist in using these rubber bands and plastic idler bearings? why dont these manufacturers use a cam chain......... Rolling Eyes simples ok they will get noisey when worn but at least its not a case of a trashed head.
 
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Check date of manufacture of original van, carefully. My MH is on a 54 plate, but the van bit was built in 2003; so now 6 years old and is a Fiat Ducato with 2.3JTD engine. Had the belt changed yesterday while MoT and annual service was done, now have to pay fairly hefty bill on credit card in a few weeks!!!
The belt looked OK although shiny with some wear, but the tensioner was picking up material from the back of the belt; so I am satisfied that it needed changing. Better to pay out now, than break down with an expensive repair to face, especially if in Europe.
 
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Thanks for that reminder geordie,

mine is due for changing-what did it cost for the cam-belt job only ?
 
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Just had mine done full cam belt kit & tensioner £222.50
 
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BJT wrote:
Check date of manufacture of original van, carefully. My MH is on a 54 plate, but the van bit was built in 2003; so now 6 years old and is a Fiat Ducato with 2.3JTD engine. Had the belt changed yesterday while MoT and annual service was done, now have to pay fairly hefty bill on credit card in a few weeks!!!
The belt looked OK although shiny with some wear, but the tensioner was picking up material from the back of the belt; so I am satisfied that it needed changing. Better to pay out now, than break down with an expensive repair to face, especially if in Europe.

You are so right as it cost us £1600 to have a whole new head fitted.
Ours was the tensioner snapped and broke the belt Shocked

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FrankStretton wrote:
Just had mine done full cam belt kit & tensioner £222.50


You got a cheap job! The belt kit alone costs £135.24 +VAT; and it is a 3+ hour job to fit. So your mechanic must have a very low hourly rate.
 
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locovan wrote:
BJT wrote:
Check date of manufacture of original van, carefully. My MH is on a 54 plate, but the van bit was built in 2003; so now 6 years old and is a Fiat Ducato with 2.3JTD engine. Had the belt changed yesterday while MoT and annual service was done, now have to pay fairly hefty bill on credit card in a few weeks!!!
The belt looked OK although shiny with some wear, but the tensioner was picking up material from the back of the belt; so I am satisfied that it needed changing. Better to pay out now, than break down with an expensive repair to face, especially if in Europe.

You are so right as it cost us £1600 to have a whole new head fitted.
Ours was the tensioner snapped and broke the belt Shocked


My brother in law is as we speak broken down in France with cam belt failure Sad
Not a M/H but a volvo and caravan and the quotation for the repair is 6300 euro.

No joke at all

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Ouch. Yup, prevention is far easier on the heart and wallet.

I had a cambelt go once, but it was in the days of non-interference engines. I was back on he road the following day Smile

The price of emission standards ....

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