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a couple of questions regarding a 2005 Master DCi 100 (2.5) I am trying to get to know better. I was hoping to see more info in the "Driver's handbook" than I've found, but realised that this handbook covers so many differently equipped variants that it cannot be more specific than it is. E.g. it stated that the fuel tank is either 70 or 100 l - is there another way of knowing which capacity tank I have than filling it up? Such as "the LWB ones have the bigger tank" or "those with the less powerful engines (DCi 100) have the smaller tank".

Does this engine have a particulate filter fitted?

Timing belt; I assume this is to be replaced at say 60.000 miles intervals. Any age limit of the belt? I assume it is better to have the engine run regularly than if it stands inactive for extended periods of time.

Can anyone recommend an independent mechanic in the greater London area for getting a new timing belt fitted?

Many thanks!
 

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Does this engine have a particulate filter fitted?

Timing belt; I assume this is to be replaced at say 60.000 miles intervals. Any age limit of the belt? I assume it is better to have the engine run regularly than if it stands inactive for extended periods of time.

Many thanks!
a) Probably Not
b) Renault Say 70,000 Miles or 5 Years whichever is Sooner.

So it should be on it's FOURTH by now :crying2:
 

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b) Renault Say 70,000 Miles or 5 Years whichever is Sooner.

So it should be on it's FOURTH by now :crying2:
Ta. Third, perhaps? Recorded total mileage is less than what the first belt could have done :) But I do intend to have the FOURTH fitted now*, hence the question about a recommended independent mechanic/garage . . .

* also a new water pump, according to what I now have seen is recommended.
 

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yes its best to do the waterpump at the same time, it might be working, but to change it, 90% of the labour has been accomplished. You will be pigged off after changing the timing belt and two weeks later the water pump goes
 

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yes its best to do the waterpump at the same time, it might be working, but to change it, 90% of the labour has been accomplished. You will be pigged off after changing the timing belt and two weeks later the water pump goes
When getting quotes for doing the timing belt, I was told that on the 2.5 diesel it is not a major problem with the water pump failing, since it isn't driven by the timing belt, so better to change just the timing and auxiliary belts.

Any comments to this? How likely is the water pump to fail anyway, on the 2.5 G9U engine? I know that sometimes it can be false economy to replace an original part with a cheap pattern one that never is going to last as long as the OEM part . . . .
 

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Can anyone recommend an independent mechanic in the greater London area for getting a new timing belt fitted?
I'll round off this thread with an update, and recommendation.

In another old thread here (https://www.renaultforums.co.uk/311-garages/132484-2-5-master-cam-belt-change-north-london.html) I noticed a recommendation for Brew Garages in Wimbledon. I rang them and cannot but praise Brew for sorting me out. Timing and aux belts replaced for less than £300, he also diagnosed a burnt out resistor unit as the reason the ventilation fan only ran at max speed. Not sure that would have been known by a generic garage not specialising in Renaults.
 
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