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Old 11-18-2005, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
Andrew Cooke
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300Tdi Cambelt

I am picking up a '95 300 TDi Auto on Monday and have been advised to change
the cambelt ASAP. What is the recommended interval to change them please?
Also, I have been quoted 175 + vat to do the job (non LR garage) which
sounds steep, is it a reasonable price?

TIA

Andy


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Old 11-18-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 300Tdi Cambelt

In message <dlkhu8$lk7$1@nwrdmz01.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>
"Andrew Cooke" <andrew.cooke4@btinternet.com> wrote:

> I am picking up a '95 300 TDi Auto on Monday and have been advised to change
> the cambelt ASAP. What is the recommended interval to change them please?
> Also, I have been quoted 175 + vat to do the job (non LR garage) which
> sounds steep, is it a reasonable price?
>
> TIA
>
> Andy
>
>


60,000 is the usually quoted figure - but unless you know when it
was last changed doing it now is probably a Good Thing.

The price doesn't sound unreasonable.

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Old 11-18-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 300Tdi Cambelt


"Pieter Vroom" <p@vroom.f9.co.uk> wrote in message
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>I paid a bit less three years ago, so price doesn't sound unreasonable.
>
> Pieter
>
> "Andrew Cooke" <andrew.cooke4@btinternet.com> wrote in message
> news:dlkhu8$lk7$1@nwrdmz01.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
>>I am picking up a '95 300 TDi Auto on Monday and have been advised to
>>change the cambelt ASAP. What is the recommended interval to change them
>>please? Also, I have been quoted 175 + vat to do the job (non LR garage)
>>which sounds steep, is it a reasonable price?
>>
>> TIA
>>
>> Andy
>>

>
>


I took the sellers word that it had been done, all was OK till it went bang
at 140Kmls, my local LR agent quoted 72000 mls. It cost me over 700 and
that was less than I imagined!!!

Get It Done.

Peter.


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Old 11-18-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 300Tdi Cambelt



> Also, I have been quoted 175 + vat to do the job (non LR garage) which
> sounds steep, is it a reasonable price?
>



Got two quotes from indipendants a year ago. 196 and 195 that was close
enough for me. LR wanted 450 !!

Make sure they have done them before and know the correct torque setting for
the cam cover as this can diostort and wear the belt prematurely. Interval
is 72 k but I change mine at 50k to be safe.


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Old 11-18-2005, 10:01   #5 (permalink)
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> Make sure they have done them before and know the correct torque setting

for
> the cam cover as this can diostort and wear the belt prematurely. Interval
> is 72 k but I change mine at 50k to be safe.
>
>


TIMING COVER Sorry


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Old 11-18-2005, 11:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 300Tdi Cambelt

I had mine done at the local Land Ranger about two months back and that was
215 in total.


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Old 11-18-2005, 13:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 300Tdi Cambelt

it is not a job that takes that long because the 300tdi doesnt need the
water pump to be removed as with other landies .

if youre belt doesnt wear then you can go up to 40,000 miles between
changes but in reality id not let it go for much over 20,000 miles
judging by my own experience of timing belt wear rates in my 300tdi .

the inherent problem with 300tdis is that the timing belt itself walks
forward off the injector pump gear if the pump gear isnt aligned
properly and no amount of lipped crank and idler pulleys will stop this
from happening .
in fact its only the timing cover that keeps the belt on the gear in a
lot of cases .

whatever you do , make sure you do have the belt changed as soon as
possible .

the updates landrover advised belt tension is 9ft/lbs and thats what
i set mine to .

i have changed my belt at 12,000 mile intervals , ie once per year
,after all it takes me only a few hours to do a belt change , what cost
of a timing belt at 20 odd quid compared to an engine blown and in
pieces .

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Old 11-20-2005, 08:02   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 300Tdi Cambelt

On or around Fri, 18 Nov 2005 13:57:42 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
<beamendsltd@btconnect.com> enlightened us thusly:

>In message <dlkhu8$lk7$1@nwrdmz01.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>
> "Andrew Cooke" <andrew.cooke4@btinternet.com> wrote:
>
>> I am picking up a '95 300 TDi Auto on Monday and have been advised to change
>> the cambelt ASAP. What is the recommended interval to change them please?
>> Also, I have been quoted 175 + vat to do the job (non LR garage) which
>> sounds steep, is it a reasonable price?
>>
>> TIA
>>
>> Andy
>>
>>

>
>60,000 is the usually quoted figure - but unless you know when it
>was last changed doing it now is probably a Good Thing.
>


The book says 72000, or 36000 for "arduous conditions". But I'd not run a
300 TDI as long as 72000 without checking it, knowing the belt problems that
can occur.

48000 seems a good compromise, to me.
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And miles to go before I sleep."
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:02   #9 (permalink)
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"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
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> On or around Fri, 18 Nov 2005 13:57:42 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
> <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> enlightened us thusly:
>
>>In message <dlkhu8$lk7$1@nwrdmz01.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>
>> "Andrew Cooke" <andrew.cooke4@btinternet.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I am picking up a '95 300 TDi Auto on Monday and have been advised to
>>> change
>>> the cambelt ASAP. What is the recommended interval to change them
>>> please?
>>> Also, I have been quoted 175 + vat to do the job (non LR garage) which
>>> sounds steep, is it a reasonable price?
>>>
>>> TIA
>>>
>>> Andy
>>>
>>>

>>
>>60,000 is the usually quoted figure - but unless you know when it
>>was last changed doing it now is probably a Good Thing.
>>

>
> The book says 72000, or 36000 for "arduous conditions". But I'd not run a
> 300 TDI as long as 72000 without checking it, knowing the belt problems
> that
> can occur.
>
> 48000 seems a good compromise, to me.
> --
> Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net my opinions are just that
> "The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep,
> And miles to go before I sleep."
> Robert Frost (1874-1963) from Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening



is there an easy way of checking the condition of the cam belt via an
inspection hole or something?


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Old 11-20-2005, 12:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 300Tdi Cambelt

On or around Sun, 20 Nov 2005 17:33:29 -0000, "Paul"
<paul.olivier@ntlworld.com> enlightened us thusly:

>
>"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
>news:s971o1d3rjc7dssg2ali56j9e26hkbd8so@4ax.com...
>> On or around Fri, 18 Nov 2005 13:57:42 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
>> <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> enlightened us thusly:
>>
>>>In message <dlkhu8$lk7$1@nwrdmz01.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>
>>> "Andrew Cooke" <andrew.cooke4@btinternet.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I am picking up a '95 300 TDi Auto on Monday and have been advised to
>>>> change
>>>> the cambelt ASAP. What is the recommended interval to change them
>>>> please?
>>>> Also, I have been quoted 175 + vat to do the job (non LR garage) which
>>>> sounds steep, is it a reasonable price?
>>>>
>>>> TIA
>>>>
>>>> Andy
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>60,000 is the usually quoted figure - but unless you know when it
>>>was last changed doing it now is probably a Good Thing.
>>>

>>
>> The book says 72000, or 36000 for "arduous conditions". But I'd not run a
>> 300 TDI as long as 72000 without checking it, knowing the belt problems
>> that
>> can occur.
>>
>> 48000 seems a good compromise, to me.
>> --
>> Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net my opinions are just that
>> "The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep,
>> And miles to go before I sleep."
>> Robert Frost (1874-1963) from Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

>
>
>is there an easy way of checking the condition of the cam belt via an
>inspection hole or something?
>


not reliably. You can try poking around in the drain hole at the bottom of
the belt casing, presence of ground-up rubber stuff there being a Bad Sign
(tm).

but mostly you have to get it apart.

what mileage has it done (since new or since last known belt-change)?
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