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    confused ***Help With Booking My Cambelt Change ***

    after spending my whole day off going round dealers and every local mechanic im more confused than when i started....

    starting at vx they stated when changing my cambelt they recommend the water pump to be changed which i knew anyway but they also stated they strongly recommend changing the POLY V BELT?? i asked him what this was? his response was that he didnt know but has been told its recommended....

    driving to another garage they asked me why i was changing the water pump with the cambelt? as i would be just wasting my money??

    every place i went to but one said why i was asking for the cambelt kit? and not just a cambelt? as i am paying more for the cambelt kit as all i will need is the belt?

    so im quite confused...

    do i need the Poly V Belt Doing? and Do i need the cambelt kit or just the cambelt? and am i best to do the water pump at the same time as the cambelt?

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    The water pump sits behind the cambelt and if your motor has never had a waterpump for the few quid extra it makes sense to change it or you will have to have the cambelt removed to have the waterpump replaced when it eventually goes.
    The cambelt rollers are the same reason and form part of the kit replace them as prevention is better than cure.
    The V belt is for the alternator and is best replaced as part of the job saves the car being off the raod and whilst all the parts are in bits just replace.

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    v belt is optional... my advice is you really need to replace the water pump whilst doing the cam belt kit... it's usually water pump failure which causes the belt to fail

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    thanks for the quick reply very helpfulland more informative than anyone ive spoke to today! cheers

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    Those garages that say just change the belt dont know what they are talking about.

    So far I have not seen a cambelt fail on its own. Its always down to somthing else like a water pump (Most common) or tensioner etc to fail and then kill the belt.

    As the Aux belt needs to come off itts worth changing at the same time for the cost of the part (No extra labour charges)

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    Heres my advice, the garage that asked you why you want to fit the whole kit and not just a belt they are cowboys. Any time served mechanic with a bit of savvy would'nt even fit just a timing belt as its more often than not a tensioner that fails.

    Go somewhere and get a timing belt KIT fitted, its your personal choice wether going for a water pump aswell although you might aswell while everything is stripped down.

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    You beat me to it Lee, i really need to type faster lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Those garages that say just change the belt dont know what they are talking about.

    So far I have not seen a cambelt fail on its own. Its always down to somthing else like a water pump (Most common) or tensioner etc to fail and then kill the belt.

    As the Aux belt needs to come off itts worth changing at the same time for the cost of the part (No extra labour charges)
    aux belt??? is that just the poly v belt? or is that what comes in with the kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by byebyeitsagsi View Post
    Heres my advice, the garage that asked you why you want to fit the whole kit and not just a belt they are cowboys. Any time served mechanic with a bit of savvy would'nt even fit just a timing belt as its more often than not a tensioner that fails.

    Go somewhere and get a timing belt KIT fitted, its your personal choice wether going for a water pump aswell although you might aswell while everything is stripped down.
    and timing belt?? just another word for cambelt or again is that whats in with the cambelt kit?? sorry ive no idea when it comes to stuff like this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy2010 View Post
    driving to another garage they asked me why i was changing the water pump with the cambelt? as i would be just wasting my money??

    every place i went to but one said why i was asking for the cambelt kit? and not just a cambelt? as i am paying more for the cambelt kit as all i will need is the belt?
    The first sounds like a dealership that isn't used by owners that care and/or service department assistant with no real understanding of the engine

    I am surprised the dealerships are not aware of the cambelt kit, however most prepare prices from a prepared price list
    As such this normally includes the kit, as the price for the cambelt change, and asking for the cambelt kit is then confirmed with the parts department
    For some warranty claims only the cambelt is required, hence why it remains available on its own (typically if the cambelt has recently been changed)

    You're the customer, so always ask for what you want
    "Please supply a quote for cambelt kit, water pump, and fitting"
    If they question why you want these done, cos I want to replace them and I am going to pay you to do so, or do you not want my money?

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    Aux belt is what they have called a 'V' Belt. Its actually a 'Ribbed' belt not a 'V'

    And yes the timing belt is cambelt.

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