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#131995 - 4th Jan 2006 10:32pm cam belt
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Registered: 19th Dec 2005
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i need a new cam belt asap ne one know of newhere good and cheap i can get it done in the next week or so

also my car has much less power than it normaly does (and that aint much) im hopin this is down to the cam belt bein on the way out ne 1 know ne better if so tell me nicley i hate the car enuf for its problems frown

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#131996 - 4th Jan 2006 10:39pm Re: cam belt
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Use Opti-max :lol:

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#131997 - 4th Jan 2006 10:42pm Re: cam belt
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lodsa help tease

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#131998 - 4th Jan 2006 11:05pm Re: cam belt
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i thought if your cambelt goes then it goes, no way of tellin wether its on its way or not.

but i do know that if it goes its alot more costly than just gettin it replaced

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#131999 - 4th Jan 2006 11:09pm Re: cam belt
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yea but i think u can hear it and tell how the car is runnin also ure supposed to get a new one around 70000 miles and mine is at 75000 whoops

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#132000 - 4th Jan 2006 11:09pm Re: cam belt
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You could try Peninsular 4x4 (Sprayforce) or Duttons as these are Cruisewirral Sponsors and generally very competative and helpfull.....

Click here for more details...... or Here even......

Your performance wouldnt de-crease if your cambelt is worn, but if the cambelt snaps it will cost you a small fortune so best get it replaced anyways as preventative maintanance.

You could always ask the garage to have a look at the performance whilst they are doing the cambelt....

Just a thought. think

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#132001 - 4th Jan 2006 11:15pm Re: cam belt
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thanks

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#132002 - 4th Jan 2006 11:18pm Re: cam belt
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mines gettin done at sprayforce, havent noticed and performance issues with mine to be honest (be well made up if it comes out and got a little bit more go!)

depending on the car depends when it should be done, mine should be 72k i think, gettin done in a week or so and im on 59k so best to be safe

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#132003 - 4th Jan 2006 11:23pm Re: cam belt
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so must be summin else wrong wid it god i hate that car grrrr

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#132004 - 5th Jan 2006 12:01am Re: cam belt
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My belts are makin a funny noise ATM on the 1.6,maybe the pulleys need oiling or somethin,good job i have a new engine to go in in a few weeks.

However,the cam belt being worn would not affect performance,but if it were to snap performance would be..............there wouldnt be ANY any more.Bent valves a plenty tho
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#132005 - 5th Jan 2006 1:42am Re: cam belt
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Timing can go out slightly if cambelt or pre-tensioner gets a bit loose. My mate had his done once and it felt like a different car afterwards. His timing must've been out though.
When you buy a car, you should replace the cambelt.
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#132006 - 5th Jan 2006 10:55pm Re: cam belt
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wish i had now frown stupid car

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#132007 - 5th Jan 2006 11:25pm Re: cam belt
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Has it snapped ??

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#132008 - 5th Jan 2006 11:34pm Re: cam belt
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nope just think its on its way out id cry for weeks it it had

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#132009 - 6th Jan 2006 4:58am Re: cam belt
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scoop, why it it that at every opertunity you always have to mention your engine lol, and as for the cam belt,,,, this should make no difference to your performance, its either working, or not workin
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