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    Hi,

    How often should you change the cambelt on a 1988 205 gti 1.9 engine.
    Mine has done 107,000 miles and was last changed at 60,000 miles.
    Is this motor an interferance or non-interferance engine if the cambelt breaks ?

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    Thanks in advance

    Peter

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    It depends on the answer to your other question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Arnold
    Hi,

    How often should you change the cambelt on a 1988 205 gti 1.9 engine.
    Mine has done 107,000 miles and was last changed at 60,000 miles.
    Is this motor an interferance or non-interferance engine if the cambelt breaks ?

    Thanks in advance

    Peter
    What does the manual say about replacement intervals?

    A mechanic relative in Manchester, England regularly changes belts on his client's cars once a year. His reasoning is that because the weather conditions are cold (often freezing) then the belts can get brittle and fail.
    Its a much cheaper option than taking the head off and replacing valves.

    Recently I replaced the belt on my GTI 505 - The old belt was pretty poor and had been on there for 8 years which is about 150,000Ks. In future I'm not going past 50,000Ks before replacement.

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    cue simpsons cursed monkey hand theme.

    PeterA: "Its a DFZ"

    Dave: "Thats good"

    PeterA: "Its not a DFZ"

    Dave "Thats bad"

    PeterA: "But if its not a DFZ its more powerful, right!?"

    Dave: "Thats good"

    PeterA: "But if the cambelt breaks i'm in for some trouble!?"

    Dave "Thats bad"

    PeterA: "So if in doubt I should change my cambelt and all will be sweet?"

    Dave: "Thats good"

    PeterA: "Can I go now?"

    simpsons reference


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    I think Id better be safe and change it before things go all pear shaped.
    Now i need to fine a hayes manual . . .anyone got one online I can buy ,beg or borrow ? ? ?

    Many Thanks by the way
    Peter

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    Have a look on that FTP server or if you have no luck there PM me and i'll sort something out

    Dave


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