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    406 ST Cam Belts

    Am driving a 406 ST with 80000ks on the clock. Has anyone out there had any experience changing the cam belt? I have done the job on a 505 several times and it was quite straight forward, bur reading the Haynes manual makes it sound a bit daunting. They reckon you must use an electronic tension measurer, however most mechanics deny this.
    Any ideas, experience or advise?

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    Graeme,

    FWIW, I just did a posting this morning on this subject on an overseas board.
    Rather than grind through it all again, here's the URL to it which hopefully should answer most if not all of your queries.
    From what I can see overseas, it seems that these days with the World all trying to sue each other for a variety if insane reasons, Haynes now seem to either cover their backs or whatever ( moon ) due to having a couple having a bit of a go at them similar to the idiot who took on the motorbike maker because they didn't tell him in the handbook to put the bike on the stand when he parked it so when it fell over on him he blamed them for his obvious insanity.
    With Haynes & I suppose Citroen & the belt manufacturers to an extent as well as repairers, they are all covering their backs in case they get a belt failure in which case it would be so involved trying to apportion blame, everybody would give up & go home...was it the belt? It shouldn't have been because it was nearly new...was it the tensioner? It shouldn't be because it's been tested to be accurate. Was it the design? ...shouldn't be because thousands haven't failed.....was it the installer? he used the tensioner.....was it the tensioner manufacturers faukt?....shouldn't be because he built it to the car & belt makers specs & so it would go on.
    In reality, it's no big deal and is an easy Saturday arvo job.

    <a href="http://www.andyspares.com/discussionforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3135" target="_blank">http://www.andyspares.com/discussionforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3135</a>

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    Hi Graeme. Welcome to AussieFrogs! Nice to see another 406 ST owner out there!

    There aren't many 406 owners on the list yet (and I'm afraid I haven't tried a cam belt replacement on mine), but variants of the XU10 (assuming we are talking about one of the earlier D8 406's) were also fitted to some 306's and 405's, as well as some Citroen Xaras, Xantias, ZX's and XMs.

    With a bit of luck the owners of one of them will know (I'm interested myself - although mine isn't due for another one for a while) . It might be worth posting a "cross reference" in the Citroen list too.

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    Thanks for the post and the link Alan. (Our posts "crossed"" in the mail)

    How about together a copy for use in the "archive" / Common faults area?

    Cheers

    Rod

    <small>[ 02 June 2003, 04:40 PM: Message edited by: Rod Hagen ]</small>
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    G'day,the job is not for the faint hearted.It's almost impossible without a hoist,three to four hours of your time and plenty of mechanical confidence.A normal cost for labour is $250 to $300 it is quite difficult as you have four cams to time dead right. peugeot_

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    Chuck:
    G'day,the job is not for the faint hearted.It's almost impossible without a hoist,three to four hours of your time and plenty of mechanical confidence.A normal cost for labour is $250 to $300 it is quite difficult as you have four cams to time dead right. peugeot_
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