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Timing Belt service and what to replace?
I have to do my Timing belt soon. The last time this was done, the specialist replaced this with a Conti. Timing Belt Kit, and Alternator Belt.
After doing some reading on the Net I have identified that it is recommended to do the water pump.
My Clio is now 10 years old with 83,000 miles on it, has no water leak, and have changed the coolant every 4 years, so the coolant has not been compromised, I hope.
1) should you replace the water pump?
2) Should I change the Alternator using a Kit instead of simply changing the Belt? Big Price difference between the 2, £10 for just the belt or £70 for the Alternator Kit.
The Alternator Kit is costing more then the timing belt kit from Continental (£55). What are the risks if not chaning the pulley on the Alternator? Maybe this should be done considering mileage and age?