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Author Topic: Cambelt service interval  (Read 1590 times)

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Cambelt service interval
« on: November 09, 2019, 07:40:37 PM »
Hello everyone! How are you? Good I hope.

Does anybody know the service interval for changing the cambelt on a 2006 1.9tdi mk2 Alhamb please?

Also for the water pump.

Answers as years as well as mileage if possible please.

Thank you all very much
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

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Re: Cambelt service interval
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 11:04:09 PM »
on a 2006 model it is shown in the Haynes manual to be changed every 60000 miles. it does not specify a time interval. Earlier models are specified at 40k or 4 years. It does also have a note to say its recommended to change it at 30k if the vehicle is used for mainly short journeys or stop/start driving though.

I don't know the diesel engine well enough to know which belt drives the water pump, but if its driven off the timing belt (I don't think it is) I'd change it at the same time if you felt it was justified. There isn't a service interval i can see specified for that though.

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Re: Cambelt service interval
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 01:01:47 AM »
Think official figures are 80k or 8 years,however I would never leave past 40k or 4 years. The PD belt takes a pounding running the pumpe deuse injectors. Also water pump is driven off the timing belt so itís belt,water pump,tensioner and guide roller kit you need along with fresh coolant.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Cambelt service interval
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2019, 08:01:18 AM »
I checked my friendís service booklet (his car is identical to mine) and in there it gives different mileage intervals depending on the engine but for the TDi it says 60,000 miles and does not specify a time interval (even though it does for other things). Tensioner are stated as 120,000 miles but obviously it makes sense to change those and the water pump at the same time as the belt. I literally changed my coolant about a year ago so thatís a bit annoying because the garage always waters down the concentrate too much then I have to suck it out and make it stronger but thatís like I guess! Hehe

As I was looking through the manual, it said the transmission fluid and filter should be changed every 45,000 miles for the DSG 02E gearbox. Does anybody know how I can find out if I have this gearbox please? My car is an automatic and if I slide the auto selector to the right I can manually bump up and down the gears. I canít remember how many gears it has. But I do know Iíve never changed the fluid or filter! Thank you
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Cambelt service interval
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2019, 11:19:22 AM »
Hello, friends. A quick update: I checked my service manual and it gives the following details:

Alhambra SportL4
85KW TDI AG5
BVK
LC9X L--- L--- FC

Dos anybody know from that info what gearbox type I have (is it the high-maintenance DSG?) and how often I should get the transmission fluid and filter changed?

Thank you very much.
 [drive]  :)
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

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Re: Cambelt service interval
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 04:43:05 PM »
AG5 is a model of gearbox, I would suspect thats what you have given its mentioned in the service manual you have.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Cambelt service interval
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 05:00:59 PM »
Brilliant!! So does this mean I do not have the DSG gearbox? Fingers crossed... the thought of changing transmission fluid every 45,000 miles is just too mich. I hear that with the ordinary automatic gearboxes the fluid never needs changing.

Thank you!
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

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Re: Cambelt service interval
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2019, 05:41:18 PM »
Changing the fluid is preferable to a bill for rebuilding a knackered gearbox. Lots of the modern ones are "filled for life" - of course the meaning of that may be different for an owner rather than the original manufacturer as you may think it should last a lot longer than they would.

It will also depend on how you use the car - someone who uses it to tow for example, might want to change it as it can suffer over time, equally some driving conditions will give it more to deal with that others would.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Cambelt service interval
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2019, 06:08:17 PM »
I do lots of short journeys and got it changed about 50,000 miles ago when the car got to around 85,000 miles, just to be on the safe side, but was wondering if I now need to be strictly changing it every 45,000 miles or if basically it never needs changing but doing it every 100,000 miles or so would be good practice albeit not specified by Seat

It is a lovely car (so spacious and comfy) and Iím hoping to make it last a long time

Thank you
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

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Re: Cambelt service interval
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2019, 07:46:52 PM »
Brilliant!! So does this mean I do not have the DSG gearbox? Fingers crossed... the thought of changing transmission fluid every 45,000 miles is just too mich. I hear that with the ordinary automatic gearboxes the fluid never needs changing.

Thank you!

DSG box is most likely not whatís fitted to yours, you will have the AG5 standard automatic and not the dual clutch type DSG

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Re: Cambelt service interval
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2019, 11:06:58 PM »
I do lots of short journeys and got it changed about 50,000 miles ago when the car got to around 85,000 miles, just to be on the safe side, but was wondering if I now need to be strictly changing it every 45,000 miles or if basically it never needs changing but doing it every 100,000 miles or so would be good practice albeit not specified by Seat

It is a lovely car (so spacious and comfy) and Iím hoping to make it last a long time

Thank you

Sometimes it helps to determine what state the oil in the box is in to decide (Drain a little bit out and compare it to new stuff) - though if its started turning to tar you've left it longer than you'd ideally want. Bear in mind that Seat (or any other car manufacturer for that matter) do want to sell you a new car eventually so their idea of life might be shorter than yours.

There are also some boxes that really do need regular changes, but not all of them use the same fluid either and this has some bearing on the life of it (And the cost of it for that matter).

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Re: Cambelt service interval
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2019, 12:47:30 PM »
Figures for my 1.9tdi 115 AUY is 60k km (40k miles?) but for same engine in the same car just a little newer its 90k km (60k miles?) only possible difference i can tell is that some early models has a hydraulic belt tensioner and later models have mechanical tensioner, since mine have the mechanical tensioner, i did 90k km on the last belt, checked the condition of the belt and the syncro angle a couple of times, wich was fine, so i intend to do 90k km on current belt also.. i do 60k km in just under 2 years so this gives me about a year more on a belt :)

I always do the pump and tensioner along with the belt, its not that big a cost and takes not much more time..

 

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