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Re: Timing Belt service and what to replace?

If you haven't changed the alternator belt at the last time, I'd change it this time around.

These items won't last forever, and the risk of it snapping is that it can become entangled with the cambelt.



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Re: Timing Belt service and what to replace?

I have taken a look at the water pump that was removed. This was an orignal Renaul Water Pump from a Clio 1.5 DCI 2002, with 83,000 miles on the clock.

Its in Prime condition, nothing wrong with it.

I have found the garage has put a Circoli water pump in it, which I am not sure if this will last as long as the renault one, being the eurocarparts source Circoli from global suplliers, so cannot confirm:
1) the origin of the part
2) the make
3) if it conforms to OE

So my advise is spend the extra 35 on a Renault one = 65, and get them to fit this part.

Then you will have safe motoirng for another 10 years.

I have also examined the Conit. Cambelt and tenisioner, and again this was in prime condition after doing 35,000 miles and 5 years.

But then again I do drive my clio like a grandad now, getting 73 MPG even in this weather conditions.

Hope this helps other people out there.
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