I've got a 3.0 V6 diesel and its gone in for the SCV fault, AA warranty has decided to send the whole fuel pump away for reconditioning.
Part of the taking out of the fuel pump requires removing all the belts (cam and timing I think). Now the engine has done 61k with full service history, I know the belts aren't due to be changed until 100k, but I'm wondering if its worth changing the belts now, while the engine is in pieces.
Dealers would only charge me the cost of the parts, as the labour is already covered by the warranty claim, or should I forget it and put the original parts back on and worry about it on a couple of years when I'll prolly be closer to 100k?
Anyone know the cost(s) of a new cam and timing belt, or is it just one belt on these engines?
Originally engineer was going to push to see if AA would cover the costs as they have to be removed, but they won't, he's also tried to get the garage to cover the cost, but they're arguing (fairly enough I suppose) that there's 40k left in them so won't pay for the replacement. Is it OK to put belts back on that have covered 61k?