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I have a 2005 Renault Scenic that has done 185,000 km. The last owner did 30,000 km and didn’t replace the cam belt although he says it was replaced by the previous owner. It has had only two owners.
Is it wise to get the water pump changed at the same time.
 

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The general guidance when that car was built was 5 years or 60K miles (95Kkm)
Whichever came first !!!!!
Renault have since upgraded to 6 years or 72K miles

Given age, should have had 3 belt changes (on original), the last being 2 years ago.
Or be due it's 3rd change (updated guidance) about now.

Given lack of history, I'd plan on a change.
Yes to water pump, you don't say what engine but many require belt off ie a change, to do pump and pump swap is minor added work/cost when doing a belt change
 

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Have a close look around the engine mount on the timing belt side for some kind of mark indicating date or mileage. It's usual practice for a mechanic to leave a record of a timing belt change.
If there is no evidence there or in the service book, assume it wasn't done. Low mileage is not necessarily safe. Belts age and lots of short stop start can be as hard on the belt or harder.
 

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The general guidance when that car was built was 5 years or 60K miles (95Kkm)
Whichever came first !!!!!
Renault have since upgraded to 6 years or 72K miles

Given age, should have had 3 belt changes (on original), the last being 2 years ago.
Or be due it's 3rd change (updated guidance) about now.

Given lack of history, I'd plan on a change.
Yes to water pump, you don't say what engine but many require belt off ie a change, to do pump and pump swap is minor added work/cost when doing a belt change
Thanks
 

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Have a close look around the engine mount on the timing belt side for some kind of mark indicating date or mileage. It's usual practice for a mechanic to leave a record of a timing belt change.
If there is no evidence there or in the service book, assume it wasn't done. Low mileage is not necessarily safe. Belts age and lots of short stop start can be as hard on the belt or harder.
Thanks
 
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