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    well the time has come guys i need to change my cambelt im doing it myself on my 1.9cdti 120ps 8valve
    any way im about to go enquiring about parts tomorrow. i will need
    cam belt
    cam belt tensioner
    water pump
    probably a lot more but ill find out as i go along lol unless any of you can enlighten me as i have never bothered with haynes manuals

    questions for you guys are
    do you want a how 2?
    and what prices can you lot get for this stuff?
    also im going to do this with out a locking set ( i dont believe in these rip offs either. )

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    I did mine on my 8 valver and the timing marks are actually on the belt as well as the pointer on the pulley, its useful to have an inspection mirror to check they are aligned, paticularly the bottom one. You need 'Ribe' bits to undo bolts which are similar to torx bits but are more of a castlelation shape, other than that I didn't use any other special tools. Its pretty straight forward otherwise, the little electronic pick up on the top cam pulley was a git to get off as bolt was extremely tight and felt as though it was going to shear so used a bit of careful persuasion to remove, you need to remove to replace water pump. When you have got it all back together, rotate the engine by hand a couple of times and recheck the timing as a precaution.

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    yea i know how to do cam belts in general. i just hate doing my own car and its been over a year since i last did one and that was just a 300tdi landrover, you dont get much practise on hgv's

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattolly86 View Post
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    Wish you luck m8 some pics are always good ..............

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    bygumlad, can you give me more info on the timing marks?, I know about the pointer on the cam but wheres the mark on the crank? my belt snapped and im just rebuilding the car post cylinder head rebuild and thought i need to get hold of the timing tool which is proving to be very difficult!

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    The marks on the top pulley are easy to spot, the lower one not so easy, mine had a mark on the pulley and a notch in the casing around it. You need a torch and a mirror to find them. To back it up I painted lines on my pulleys with corresponding lines on the casing before I started dismantling. I guess I should have taken some photo's while doing it!

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    wot sort of milage should you change them at iv got an 06 plate 1.9 cdti ?

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    good practise is about 60k, think Vx said 100k at first then dropped it to 80k i think

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    Ive mentioned before on this website, I changed mine at 95K and the belt was in very good condition on removal, I have no hesitation in leaving it for another 100K or so.

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