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XC90 D5 Cambelt Change - Cost/Timing?

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Old Mar 27th, 2011, 22:16   #1
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Default XC90 D5 Cambelt Change - Cost/Timing?

I'm loking at a D5 2007 model XC90. I've read a few threads re the timing of the change on D5's - scheduled for 90k, but some have suggested should do at 60k? Any thoughts?

Also - ballpark costs? Just paid >400 for change (inc Water Pump) on my Vrs...so fear the worst.
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Old Mar 27th, 2011, 22:22   #2
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Got my belt/tensioners etc done at AC in October - 280. Mine was at 79k at that time - the 163 change is scheduled at 96k - not sure if the 185 is the same.
But better safe than sorry - especially as there was a bit of concern raised by Clan about Ford tensioners failing early in the 2004-2005 models I think.(dont know if mine fell into this however)

You should be able to recognise telltale noises before failure.

I think a 2007 with 50k should have a good bit of life left in it yet.
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GOT MINE DONE AT MAIN DEALER IN SWINDON (2006 / 185 d5) FOR 295 IN DECEMBER 2010. sorry about capitals
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Had mine done at an independent at 82k miles on an 04 with both timing and auxiliary belts done, all tensioners, alternator pulley and idler pulleys (yes, paranoid I know!) using genuine parts and was about 450. Done early as the alternator pulley was squeaking and on examination both belts were showing some cracking on their surface.
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Hi

I phoned a recommended indy in cowdenbeath last week to find out the price - it was 220+vat to do the timing belt and pulleys etc - using the official volvo parts.

Seemed reasonable.
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Have the same 2007 MY car, belt change is 108K miles or 10 years. Volvo don't advise earlier fitment as belt is bullet proof and the tensioners are all fixed by 2007. However, I run a warranty and plan to have the job done at 6 years old (should be around 80k miles by then). Another chap on here had his done at an Indy and then the engine blew. So I will have it done at Volvo and if the new belt slips or comes off - Volvo will pay for everything.

I do have a complete Volvo service history.
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Cheers for all those replies - a wide range of prices & approaches. If I go ahead with the purchase, I'll see how we go.
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Cheers for all those replies - a wide range of prices & approaches. If I go ahead with the purchase, I'll see how we go.
Can I ask how much you are paying for 07 reg XC90 and what specs? I am also looking for one!
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Not sure I am very representative...I bought privately from a 'friend' leaving for the USA. It's only done 55k, is a D5 SE Geartronic, in good condition, with a FVSH.

I paid <16k privately & the local Arnold Clark have one up at the moment - virtually identical in every way...for 20k !!! When I was looking, prices seemed to range from about 14.5k for something with >100k on the clock, to lower mileage examples for up to 22k !!!!

Naively I hope to be able to run it for a while & not lose too much !

Good luck
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hi drarif look for an se or se lux but watch for the tax brackets as some are 440 and some are 260 to tax if you have the reg you can go to the dvla site and do a vehicle check thier and it will tell you, shop around arnold clark in glasgow have a lovely 2008 se in grey for 16995 with 80k full history and i just saw a black se 07 with 100k on it go on ebay for 12k good luck gary
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