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      timing belt

      my swift+S is 2004, so its 4 years old now and im close to 40 000KM, i know the timing belt should be changed at 100 000KM or 60 000miles, but is there a time limit on it, caz you know how for the oil it says X number of km or X number of months which ever comes first, is there a X number of months for the timing belt?


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      Re: timing belt

      There is no set time that the belt will fall apart. I would inspect it for cracks and excessive wear.

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      Re: timing belt

      If you get your oil changes done at the dealer, they will inspect it at your 50,000 km service.

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      Re: timing belt

      How easy is the inspection? If you are going to the trouble to take things apart to inspect, why not just replace it why you are there? As for the lifespan, I think it is a well known fact that exceeding the recommended interval can lead to catastophic damage, just ask b1rdbrain.

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      Re: timing belt

      the inspection should just be pulling the top cover on the side of the engine. not too hard, and you just mark the belt and turn the engine over until you have seen the whole thing (inspect it while it is not turning)


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      Re: timing belt

      i do my own oil changes, so the dealer will not inspect my belt, hell i will will proly replace it my self when the time comes.
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      Re: timing belt

      Quote Originally Posted by AveoRob
      How easy is the inspection? If you are going to the trouble to take things apart to inspect, why not just replace it why you are there? As for the lifespan, I think it is a well known fact that exceeding the recommended interval can lead to catastophic damage, just ask b1rdbrain.
      Inspection and replacement are 2 totally different things. Ask the dealer next time you go the average time to replace a timing belt. Then ask the average time to take off the timing cover.

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      Re: timing belt

      I also do my own oil changes but most people that have warranty don't. Inspection is about 15 minutes, replacing is a couple of hours at least. I've done them of Focus's and it's not that fun.

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      Re: timing belt

      I would not trust the dealer on the timing belt inspection only cuz this had happen to me. I would ask to see the belt durring the inspection.
      You did WHAT? to your Aveo? HAHAHAHAHA

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      Re: timing belt

      Quote Originally Posted by aveodude
      Quote Originally Posted by AveoRob
      How easy is the inspection? If you are going to the trouble to take things apart to inspect, why not just replace it why you are there? As for the lifespan, I think it is a well known fact that exceeding the recommended interval can lead to catastophic damage, just ask b1rdbrain.
      Inspection and replacement are 2 totally different things. Ask the dealer next time you go the average time to replace a timing belt. Then ask the average time to take off the timing cover.
      I realize that inspection and replacement are two different things, my point is you cannot properly inspect the belt in 15 minutes. To properly inspect it would require removal, and as I said why not just replace it if you go to that much trouble. IMHO





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