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How many miles before a cam belt needs changing?
When to replace the cam belt Manufacturers will usually recommend to replace your timing belt after a set number of years or miles. This could be anywhere from 40,000 to 100,000 miles or 4+ years.
How do I know if my cam belt needs changing?
If it is becoming worn, the belt will appear to look glazed or glossy on the underside. This means the rubber is getting hard and will not provide the flexibility the belt needs. Some signs are much more obvious, such as cracking or fraying. Belts with that kind of damage should be replaced immediately.
Do I really need to change my Cambelt?
Unfortunately, there is no set time that cambelts need changing but most vehicle manufacturers will advise on either mileage or time, depending which comes first. Over time the cambelt will stretch which will cause the engine timing to become delayed.
How much does it cost to replace a cam belt?
The average cambelt change cost is between £290 – £730 for most vehicles in the UK and can vary considerably depending on the car model and garage. The material costs for a new cambelt, tensioner and idler pulley will only be around £70 – £180.
Will a timing belt last 10 years?
Depending on what schedule you may read, including information distributed by the manufacturers themselves, the average life span of a timing belt is between 60,000 and 105,000 miles or after 7 to 10 years regardless of mileage.
Is there any warning before timing belt breaks?
The timing belt can fail without any prior symptoms, so if you’re within the mileage window, you should go ahead and have it replaced regardless. That being said, sometimes your car will give you a bit of warning that the belt is wearing out.
How much does a new cam belt cost?
How much to change a cambelt in the UK? The average cambelt change cost is between £290 – £730 for most vehicles in the UK and can vary considerably depending on the car model and garage. The material costs for a new cambelt, tensioner and idler pulley will only be around £70 – £180.
How much does it cost to change a Cambelt?
What happens if you dont change Cambelt?
If you don’t replace your cambelt / timing belt when it is due for changing, you run the risk of seriously damaging your car’s engine with the valves hitting the pistons. Once the cambelt breaks, your car will become undrivable. The amount of damage a snapped cambelt can cause depends on the type of engine you have.
Do you need to replace water pump with timing belt?
Generally, the idler pulleys, tensioner and water pump should always be replaced when the timing belt is replaced. In most cases, the timing belt drives the water pump, so it is the right time to replace the water pump.
Is Cambelt checked in service?
The condition of service parts such as air and oil filters or drive and timing belts are not checked in the MOT. Incidentally, if you’re wondering what MOT stands for, its name is an acronym for Ministry of Transport, the grandfather of the Department for Transport.
What are the signs of a timing belt going bad?
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Belt
- You Hear A Ticking Noise Coming From The Engine.
- Your Car’s Engine Won’t Turn Over.
- You Notice An Oil Leak Near The Motor.
- You Experience Exhaust Issues.
- Your Revs Start Acting Up.