TZD cambelt change intervals.

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TZD cambelt change intervals.

Post by cavmad » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:48 am

Thought I`d blow the dust of this section and ask a technical question!

Can someone please tell me the recommended mileage and/or time span for cambelt changes on a BX TZD?
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Post by docchevron » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:56 am

I think some french bloke dictated it was every 48,000 miles.
Cant be sure to be honest, I change mine every year before the MOT, takes 40 minutes and costs 9 quid, most important bit of rubber you'll ever change and all that so I change my rubbers regularly like!

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Post by tim leech » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:29 pm

"most important bit of rubber you will change" hmmm lol depends many kids have you have! :D

I can think of some rubber items that will cost you alot more in the next 18 years if they fail! :D

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Post by ken newbold » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:37 pm

Wondered what the hell was going on :!:

Cavmad & Tim both posting on the technical section. :?

I reckon no more than 40,000 miles or 3 years whichever comes first.

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Post by cavmad » Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:48 pm

tim leech wrote:"most important bit of rubber you will change" hmmm lol depends many kids have you have! :D

I can think of some rubber items that will cost you alot more in the next 18 years if they fail! :D
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:52 pm

I think it depends on the actual belt fitted, later ones seem to be good for 70k miles, older ones used to be good for only 40k, it depends on the type of belt thats on there now, a new Dayco one should be good for the recommended interval (the old Hanes used to give figures of 40k and 70k for the same engines, confusing eh) I always replace them before that if I have reason to take em off, like doing the water pump.
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Post by tom » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:36 pm

Every 40,000 miles or three years. That's about the right frequency for Tim and Billy to post in the technical section but with Billy's car at 190,000 or thereabouts, spend another £40 and replace the tensioners for the sake of peace of mind.
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Post by cavmad » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:09 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I thought a three year frequency of posting in here was pretty good. I`m either not knackering things up as much as I used to or I know just enough to not have to ask how to open the windows or something!
I think the belt was replaced within 40,000 but was more than 3 years ago which kind of concerned me a bit.
However that might not be an issue anymore...
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Post by tim leech » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:43 pm

ken newbold wrote:Wondered what the hell was going on :!:

Cavmad & Tim both posting on the technical section. :?

I reckon no more than 40,000 miles or 3 years whichever comes first.

Cheeky fecker! Im learning! :shock: