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Cam Belt Change

Post by pittstop on Tue 31 May 2016 - 12:12

Just wondered if anyone in Kent or nearby has had the cam belt done on their 1.6 VVT yet.

In theory mine won't need doing until 2017 but I may get it done earlier for peace of mind as a 6 year interval is quite unusual & doesn't seem to relate to the 5 yr interval recommended for some other Renaults.

For reasons I won't go into I am not 100% confident in my local official Renault repairers. I may have to use them; as it's not a job I can do on my front drive; unless someone can recommend somewhere else from personal experience.


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Re: Cam Belt Change

Post by Araf on Tue 31 May 2016 - 22:11

I use NWJ Autocare https://www.facebook.com/NWJAutocare/

Neil looks after a few of my cars, and is a very competent mechanic.  He has now taken on a second mechanic (Connor), as he's so busy.

If you choose to use him, and roll up there in your Wind, I'm sure he will tell you that he knows another idiot with one. Wink

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Re: Cam Belt Change

Post by Barbs on Tue 31 May 2016 - 22:39

An idiot with a Wind. Not possible!


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Re: Cam Belt Change

Post by pittstop on Wed 1 Jun 2016 - 8:14

Araf,

Thanks for info they do look like they deal with specialist stuff whose owners like to use someone they trust.

Not too far from me either.

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Re: Cam Belt Change

Post by Huw (Barry The Renault) on Sat 14 Oct 2017 - 19:32

Hi - what did you do in the end? Mine will be due a change soon (years rather than miles). Anyone else had there's changed (surely)?

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Post by Barbs on Sun 15 Oct 2017 - 8:14

Mine was changed in March. No were near the miles but 6 years old.

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Post by Huw (Barry The Renault) on Sun 15 Oct 2017 - 18:16

Thx Barbs. Do you recall the cost?

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Post by Barbs on Sun 15 Oct 2017 - 22:24

LinkeD on recent posts. Xx

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Re: Cam Belt Change

Post by WindyMiller on Thu 7 Dec 2017 - 23:36

Renault charge £399 for the cam belt/kit/labour, and £515 with a water pump.

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Post by pittstop on Fri 8 Dec 2017 - 9:37

@Huw (Barry The Renault) wrote:Hi - what did you do in the end? Mine will be due a change soon (years rather than miles). Anyone else had there's changed (surely)?

AS you probably know there is a separate thread telling the tale of woe re my cambelt.

That said all now seems well.
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Re: Cam Belt Change

Post by Keef on Thu 19 Jul 2018 - 22:56

Regarding the cam belt my wind is 7 years old but on 50k miles. The cam belt hasn't been changed yet - should I ask the supplying dealer (car shop ) to do it as they serviced it before I collected last weekend but didn't do this ?

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Post by Barbs on Fri 20 Jul 2018 - 7:09

It needs doing if it hasn't been done. It isn't the mileage alone the belt deterates with age. Shop around for prices. Previous owner may of already had it done. What month was it first registered?

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Re: Cam Belt Change

Post by Keef on Fri 20 Jul 2018 - 7:11

It was end of march 2011?

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Post by Keef on Fri 20 Jul 2018 - 7:13

I've been on a mechanic quote sight and it came back at £260 for it - but shouldn't the dealer I bought it from have done it ? I can check with the garage that serviced it before otherwise !

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Post by Keef on Mon 23 Jul 2018 - 22:21

Dealer I bought it from agreed today it was an oversight to not replace at the service before I bought it so is doing it for free Smile

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Re: Cam Belt Change

Post by Barbs on Tue 24 Jul 2018 - 6:47

Result.

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Re: Cam Belt Change

Post by knebby on Tue 24 Jul 2018 - 23:43

Big tick!
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