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Cambelt change cost????

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Old Sep 26th, 2010, 22:12   #11
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I would IMO change as peace of mind and the costs far out weighs a replacement engine /head work

But that is just me even selling the car it makes a plus point if yoy have the bill of work to say it has been done


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Old Sep 27th, 2010, 21:02   #12
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850's have an 80k miles / 8 years ,which ever comes first 'rule.

I'd imagine that if your '70' has 105k miles as a reccomended change interval then it'd be 10 years, which ever comes first. Someone will confirm (or otherwise) soon.

As for the change, I did my 850 at home. I changed both cam' & aux' belts with OE ones at 70 or so delivered to me here in France

Quote here at a reccomended major chain of a garage who repair all marques & HGV's (Ouest Injection) was over 700. They did want to replace all pulleys, tensioner, & water pump mind!
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Old Nov 3rd, 2010, 20:12   #13
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Question C70 Cambelt change ?

Hi all - just registered on here having just bought a C70 T5 GT - great car but already the air-con fault lights are flashing so I have no fan blower at the moment ! Anyway - re the Cambelt ... my C70 is 2001 and done 80k miles. I am not sure when the cambelt is due mileage wise although I believe the time period is 10 years ? I know the garages like to scare us all into changing cambelts on most cars earlier than necessary but I would have thought that at 9 years old and 80k (on a v.clean model) it shouldn't need doing yet ?? Is there any commom thread regarding T5 2.3 engine cambelt failures - or are they known to be very tough ?
I know a lot of cars have a 60k / 5 year belt change rule, but if Volvo say 10 years rather than the usual 5 - then surely the belts will last 120k miles ???
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Hi all - just registered on here having just bought a C70 T5 GT - great car but already the air-con fault lights are flashing so I have no fan blower at the moment ! Anyway - re the Cambelt ... my C70 is 2001 and done 80k miles. I am not sure when the cambelt is due mileage wise although I believe the time period is 10 years ? I know the garages like to scare us all into changing cambelts on most cars earlier than necessary but I would have thought that at 9 years old and 80k (on a v.clean model) it shouldn't need doing yet ?? Is there any commom thread regarding T5 2.3 engine cambelt failures - or are they known to be very tough ?
I know a lot of cars have a 60k / 5 year belt change rule, but if Volvo say 10 years rather than the usual 5 - then surely the belts will last 120k miles ???
Many thanks ...
My V70 T5 1997 2.3 cambelt change interval is 80k miles or 8 years, which ever is sooner. Therefore, I would say it's now time to get your cambelt changed as you've done 80k already and the car is nine years old. Why risk your engine???
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Just bought a cambelt kit from Volvo for a V70 t5 the cost was 103 my one still had another 37,000 to go BUT was 6 years old so I felt that for the peace of mind better to change it. Once bought a belt from GSF and 600 miles later while undergoing the MOT rev up for emissions it stripped about 4 inches of the teeth off!! I don't but from them anymore prefer the peace of mind of a genuine belt.
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Just bought a cambelt kit from Volvo for a V70 t5 the cost was 103 my one still had another 37,000 to go BUT was 6 years old so I felt that for the peace of mind better to change it. Once bought a belt from GSF and 600 miles later while undergoing the MOT rev up for emissions it stripped about 4 inches of the teeth off!! I don't but from them anymore prefer the peace of mind of a genuine belt.
Did your kit include the pulleys? Did you change the water pump at the same time as the cam belt change, as there are a few different views on this matter on the forum!
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Included pulleys and tensioner but I never changed the water pump because that was done 40,000 miles ago.
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main dealer quoted 1.2hrs to change belt etc.had belt and both pulleys changed for just over 200 quid-sure beat laying under my car !!
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