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Author Topic: Timing Belt.  (Read 456 times)

Offline bigjeeze

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Timing Belt.
« on: August 04, 2019, 08:11:11 PM »
I will be replacing the timing belt on my brothers Alhambra TDi next weekend. He has a 130bhp model - can someone please confirm that there is no difference doing the 130 over the 115 AUY engine ?

Many thanks

BJ
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Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Timing Belt.
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 08:21:43 PM »
Hello! I am advised that the Timing Bekt should be replaced every 4 years or 40,000 miles on a MK2 Alhamb, whichever comes first. Does this sound about right or is it something else? There is a lot of conflicting advice out there on the Internet. 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 regw

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Re: Timing Belt.
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 09:02:09 PM »
Not sure, but I think they're essentially the same
Fitting 'the kit' and not just the belt seems wise
There's a good write up here which may help
https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/ford-galaxy-common-faults-and-problems/ford-galaxy-mk2-1-9-tdi-(pd)-timing-belt-kit-water-pump-replacement/

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Timing Belt.
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 09:13:30 PM »
Just read that guide, very good but what an ordeal!! Couldn’t they just use a chain to avoid all that hassle every few years?
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 johnnyroper

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Re: Timing Belt.
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 12:03:13 AM »
Yeah same set up whether 115 or 130.

Chains these days are not as robust like years gone by. And if and when they do have issues are far more expensive and time consuming than a belt. Best of having a belt change every 40k than the ticking time bomb of simplex chains and minute oil jets. As any bmw n47,n57 and n14/3/8 engines to name a few will testify.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Timing Belt.
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2019, 09:13:10 AM »
Phew, thank you.  Sry pleased to know that my engine has been set up the best way with a belt. Also does this mean that the 130bhp engine is the same as the 115bhp one but just has different software perhaps? I would like my car to go faster up hills and have been interested in remaps lately. 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 johnnyroper

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Re: Timing Belt.
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2019, 10:04:53 AM »
130 has different injectors,turbo and map and manifold/egr are slightly different
A remap on yours will most likely get you to around 130 performance.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Timing Belt.
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2019, 01:28:49 PM »
Hello, friends. So I checked the Superchips website and it says my car will increase to 161bhp and torque of 405NM. Will it wear the car out if I do this please. My wife says stop messing with the car because it works just fine as it is and she doesn’t want me to break it. 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 mike wilson

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Re: Timing Belt.
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2019, 03:50:37 PM »
Belts are now the norm because of noise emission regulations.  Every little helps - and chains can be seriously noisy.

Your wife's right.  8 -)

Offline bigjeeze

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Re: Timing Belt.
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2019, 09:14:55 PM »
Thanks Guys
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Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Timing Belt.
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2019, 10:24:09 PM »
Everyone in here is so nice, friendly, knowledgable and helpful. It is like being in a pub where everyone knows everyone and there is a real community spirit
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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