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    Default Cam belt 3.0v6 Diesel

    I would be grateful if anyone can help with the procedure for changing the belt on these engines? There isnt alot of space and every job is harder than usual because of this. But it must be possible for a home mechanic. Any special tools required?
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    Strange, as the VX mechanic that performed it as mine advised he found it easier than he expected
    He had not performed any up to that point, and new mine would be coming in at some point

    He simply removed the air box and offside engine cover
    TIS showed a labour time of 6 hours, so was surprised when I was phoned after 4 hours "Job complete"
    When I asked him what he had done, "Just replaced the cambelt"
    "So why does TIS have it done as 6 hours?"
    Off he went to find out
    "Oh ******, I now need to check the valve clearances"
    Just as well I knew this in advance, as it states it on the Service Schedule

    It took him 3 hours to check the valve clearances, so obviously thought he had loads of time when had completed the cambelt in 4 hours!
    "That was a waste of time, checked them and they were all within tolerance"

    The following day I found the mounting for the air box was missing, "Nah, it was like that when I removed it"
    He came back with a new one "It's OK I will fit it myself"

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    Belt is a piece of p!$$ to change. Sticky at top of this section has loads of pictures.

    I can talk you through it if needed.
    6 hours my hoop. 2 hours max and that's going slow.

    6 with a water pump. But die to it being on gears theirs no need.

    And as for checking the valve clearances in that short space of time. I'd be doubtful they actually need.

    Your looking at well over hour work to even get to the valves.

    And if they've never touched that engine before I doubt they'd get their in under that quick.

    Not saying it can't be done.
    But after actually physically spannering on my own car I really doubt it

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    Belt is a piece of p!$$ to change. Sticky at top of this section has loads of pictures.

    I can talk you through it if needed.
    6 hours my hoop. 2 hours max and that's going slow.

    6 with a water pump. But die to it being on gears theirs no need.

    And as for checking the valve clearances in that short space of time. I'd be doubtful they actually need.

    Your looking at well over hour work to even get to the valves.

    And if they've never touched that engine before I doubt they'd get their in under that quick.

    Not saying it can't be done.
    But after actually physically spannering on my own car I really doubt it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    as for checking the valve clearances in that short space of time. I'd be doubtful they actually need.
    Agreed, the cambelt itself is easy enough and from memory TIS does show about 2 hours (with a note)
    The cambelt change (service) is shown as 6 hours

    The note advises that if the cambelt is being replaced due to a component failure (example water pump) then the 2 hours should be used

    When I booked my car in for the 100K miles service they had to do some research as they couldn't understand why it was 6 hours (just for points 10 and 11) and thought it was a mistake
    I then showed them a copy of the Service Schedule and the notes it includes

    As above, it is only a check and as with all service items, just about everything is check/adjust

    Service Plan G
    10 Check valve clearance, adjust - 10 years, 100K miles
    11 Replace toothed belt and tension roller Y30DT- 10 years, 100K miles

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    Too change the water pump is a rather involved job. As it involves timing gears etc.

    But the normal belt driven by fuel pump. And tensioner plus idlers is really simple and no special tools required.

    So think you may have the times mixed up.

    And even 6 hours to adjust shims is a bit right in my eyes.

    To the OP if your buying belt kit I got an skf kit for 162 that included belt tensioner an 2 idlers.

    Feel free to pm me if you need torque settings etc.

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    Too change the water pump is a rather involved job. As it involves timing gears etc.

    But the normal belt driven by fuel pump. And tensioner plus idlers is really simple and no special tools required.

    So think you may have the times mixed up.

    And even 6 hours to adjust shims is a bit right in my eyes.

    To the OP if your buying belt kit I got an skf kit for 162 that included belt tensioner an 2 idlers.

    Feel free to pm me if you need torque settings etc.

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    I need this job doing on my 3.0 v6 cdti any ideas of how much i should be paying? my local dealers are quoting me £400-600 (4 different quotes) how main dealers can vary this much is disgusting really!!!
    Also any ideas why once in a while the car cuts out when pulling up to a stop? (if it helps the car is fast as f*** on pick up has no warning lights on, pulls like a train does not smoke at all and has the most amazing service history ever seen) hence this seems a little strange.....
    Also when i start the car up when it has been sat for a few hours there is noise like a squeling sound? disapears after a few minutes or straight away if above a few hundread revs? due to the need of a cambelt maybe a tensioner?! sound is coming from that direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w View Post
    I need this job doing on my 3.0 v6 cdti any ideas of how much i should be paying? my local dealers are quoting me £400-600 (4 different quotes) how main dealers can vary this much is disgusting really!!!
    Also any ideas why once in a while the car cuts out when pulling up to a stop? (if it helps the car is fast as f*** on pick up has no warning lights on, pulls like a train does not smoke at all and has the most amazing service history ever seen) hence this seems a little strange.....
    Also when i start the car up when it has been sat for a few hours there is noise like a squeling sound? disapears after a few minutes or straight away if above a few hundread revs? due to the need of a cambelt maybe a tensioner?! sound is coming from that direction.
    probably find out that the squealing sound is the aux belt tensioner , the bushes on each end wear and once you change the tensioner the noise goes

    happened on mine

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    ta for that, so ok to leave as is for now!? just put up with the noise! is that one that would get changed with the cam belt job?

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