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Hi, I know lots of threads are already on here regarding whether the cambelt change interval on the 3 litre diesel Renault engine (dV6/3.0dCi as used in the Vel Satis, Espace etc) is at 120,000 miles/10 years or 72,000 miles/5 years, but I wanted to post up a useful photo of my service book, which states that the cambelt for the 3 litre diesel is at 120,000 miles. Hope this is useful to others.

**Useful, but copyright so we've had to remove it**

However I notice that the service book also states that the ACCESSORIES BELT, which I believe from Googling is the ALTERNATOR belt, is due for change at 72,000 miles/5 years, and this does seem to apply to the 3 litre diesel Renault cars.

So for us 3 litre diesel Renault owners, what are we supposed to therefore do - get a garage to change just the alternator belt @ 72k miles/5 years, and then get the garage to change the cambelt at 120k miles/10 years, or just do them both together at 120k miles/10 years or whenever our respective funds allow?

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Oh dear, what a fool I look, posting up the scan of my service book and then it getting removed as I forgot it's copyright. Fair enough though, of course!

Can I simply type out snippets of wording from that page in the service book, or can I not reproduce it in any way at all? If the latter, all I'll say is that for the 3 litre diesel it specifically says 120,000 miles (but no years) for the CAMBELT but for the ACCESSORIES BELT (ALTERNATOR) it says 72,000 miles or 5 years, EXCEPT the 1.9 dCi, so I assume that does mean the 3 litre needs the alternator belt changing at 72k/5 years, if it has one? Maybe it doesn't?! In which case I'll just have my cambelt changed at 120k as per the service book.
 
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Typing out small relevent sections is fine

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Cheers Pat - here goes:

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Supplementary Operations (for Petrol & Diesel Engines)

Timing Belt (except 3.5 V6 engine):

Petrol and diesel engines: every 72,000 miles (120,000 km) or 5 years, except:

- 1.9 dti diesel engine every 45,000 miles (75,000 km) or 5 years

- Traffic 1.9dci engine every 90,000 miles (150,000 km) or 5 years

- 3.0 dci engine every 120,000 miles (200,000 km)

Accessories Belt:

Petrol and diesel engines: every 72,000 miles (120,000 km) or 5 years, except:

- 1.9dti engine every 45,000 miles (75,000 km) or 5 years

- Traffic 1.9dci engine every 90,000 miles (150,000 km) or 5 years

- Clio 2.0 16V Renault Sport every 36,000 miles (60,000 km) or 5 years

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