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    Default Cam Belt intervals VXR?

    anyone know when the belt on the vxr should be changed? i assumed 4 yrs/40,000 miles but couldn't find anything in the service book to confirm or deny this?! :S

    also is there anything else anyone would recommend being changed at the same time? eg tensioners, pulleys etc etc

    cheers guys
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    I'm sure Parapaul did some research into this and after getting several quotes from VX garages, discovered it's actually a chain driven engine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mradz View Post
    anyone know when the belt on the vxr should be changed? i assumed 4 yrs/40,000 miles but couldn't find anything in the service book to confirm or deny this?! :S

    also is there anything else anyone would recommend being changed at the same time? eg tensioners, pulleys etc etc

    cheers guys
    adam
    I May ... and say may be going nuts... but i heard that either the waterpump or a water pump belt should be changed at the same time as the cam belt change...

    But I may... be going crazy remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    it's actually a chain driven engine...
    Yep, if it's the 2.8 litre engine, it is indeed chain driven.

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    I dare you to ring round for some quotes for getting a belt changed on it and see what they come back with...

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    ok, so its a chain driven engine then, which i didn't know, but does anyone know when it should be changed??

    I expect it will be very expensive though!! Shouldn't need doing yet i hope, 27,000 on car but want to know when so i can start saving

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    Chains should be changed every 100k. Thats what i've been told

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    Never heard of chains being changed at 100k. There are cars with over 400k miles with 1st chain. DTi's though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celes View Post
    Never heard of chains being changed at 100k. There are cars with over 400k miles with 1st chain. DTi's though...
    You dont drive a 2.2 then mate LOL. Mines getting done before 40k.

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    Chains and tensioners are not a replaceable item on the 2.8 turbos ... special tensioners , etc and should last as long as the engine does

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