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    My '06 1.8vvt has 43k miles on now, should I be considering a belt change at this point? I believe the Vx recommendation is 100k or 10years but I would be interested in any thoughts on this..

    Is it possible for a dealer to do a check on the belt etc to see if all is ok, or is it not really something that can be easily checked?

    Everything seems ok as far as I can tell, there is a slight 'rubbing' sound coming from the left side of the engine on idle in the area of the belt but not sure if that's normal.


    Apologies if this has been asked before but any advice would be great. Thanks

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    43k and 6 years old. I wouldnt get excited but have it changed if its going to worry or play on your mind. Take the Aux belt off and see if that cures the rubbing noise first. Dont leave it off to long though, as thats what runs the water pump.

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    8 years old id replace by then it may have done 65-70k.

    But replace the kit with new tensioners. and fit a new aux belt.

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    I need to get my aux belt off to check noise - is it an easy job ....had a look and can't see place to start.

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    Hello Chip,i have a 58 plate SRi and i changed the cam belt along side the aux belt when the car was 4 years old.Bought the cam belt set complete with tensioners from Mister-auto [CONTI MAKE] at a very good price and bought the aux belt from a dealer and had a mechanic i use to fit them,took him about 2 hours.The veccy only had 16500 miles on the clock-but i thought it was worth doing-peace of mind----Dave p/s I think mister-auto has 35% off parts now

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