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    Just bought a 2006 1.6i manual C3 with 127k kms on it and there is no documentation to say whether the timing belt has been replaced but it has been regularly serviced by various mechanics. I had a look at the belt and it's a Powergrip HTD 76134 made in the UK, does anyone know if this is original or would the original one have had Citroen or Valeo written on it? PS the rear wheel bearings are noisy what is it with Citroens and wheel bearings I know of a number that have needed them replacing, otherwise she goes like a treat, looking forward to your thoughts thanks Ron.

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    G'day Ron, if not sure about the timing belt it's far cheaper to renew the items than replace bent valves!

    Ideally belts have age limits in addition to mileage; at nine years of age it should at least be on its third belt. They're not actually made of fine china as some might infer but the "rubber" is in a harsh environment and in colder months the loss of flexibility could be your undoing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonE View Post
    Just bought a 2006 1.6i manual C3 with 127k kms on it and there is no documentation to say whether the timing belt has been replaced but it has been regularly serviced by various mechanics. I had a look at the belt and it's a Powergrip HTD 76134 made in the UK, does anyone know if this is original or would the original one have had Citroen or Valeo written on it? PS the rear wheel bearings are noisy what is it with Citroens and wheel bearings I know of a number that have needed them replacing, otherwise she goes like a treat, looking forward to your thoughts thanks Ron.
    Three PSA cars here, never touched a rear wheel bearing up to nearly 200,000 km...

    I'd change belt and pulleys and be done with it. I'd not rest wondering when it was going to go splat. Just me though.
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