2004 1.4 HDI 16V cam belt question

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hi opinion wanted
just wondering weather to get my cam belt done or not , the car is only on 67000 mile but going by the history its not had cambelt done and car is 13 yrs old
chears all Tim
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1968unclefester wrote:hi opinion wanted
just wondering weather to get my cam belt done or not , the car is only on 67000 mile but going by the history its not had cambelt done and car is 13 yrs old
chears all Tim
If you plan to keep the car, I would get it done. 13 years is a long time for a belt.

The maximum is 150K so you are well under that, but for peace of mind you can get the water pump, cam idler roller, cam tensioner and possibly the TVD on the crank pulley done at the same time.

10 years would be a good point to change it if you are still under the 150K maximum.

Haynes suggest much less than 150K because if it breaks or shears teeth, the engine is a write off.
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yep thats what i recond , have found a gates kit with pullys and water pump for £76
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1968unclefester wrote:yep thats what i recond , have found a gates kit with pullys and water pump for £76
Will you be doing the work yourself?
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no not got the time , will farm it out , thinking about doing turbo actuator at same time as it dosnt seem to boost properly from stand still
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1968unclefester wrote:thinking about doing turbo actuator at same time as it dosnt seem to boost properly from stand still
The turbo actuator adjustment may be all you need. Its quick and easy to do. Have a look the 1.4 16v HDi turbo actuator adjustment topic.
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i did have a look at doing it but actuator rod lock nut wont undo
it would need to be shorter for more boost ?
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1968unclefester wrote:i did have a look at doing it but actuator rod lock nut wont undo
it would need to be shorter for more boost ?
Make sure you are turning them the right way. Make it a bit longer shorter to take up the slack in the system to boost sooner.
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cool will try later in the week , i know one is left hand thered
have had a look at the thred on adjusting actuator rod and in one part ist says to lenthen and another it says to shorten ??
also not connected can i turn off the pesky adverst that keep landing at bottom of threds i look at :?:
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Fuel Type: Diesel
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
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1968unclefester wrote:have had a look at the thred on adjusting actuator rod and in one part ist says to lenthen and another it says to shorten ??
I will get that sorted. Confusing doesn't help. I am sure there will be a couple of edits landing soon ;)
1968unclefester wrote:also not connected can i turn off the pesky adverst that keep landing at bottom of threds i look at
Not really, but if there is a particular problem with an ad, or just ads generally, can you take a screen shot, (windows screen shot help).

and post the screen shot in forum assistance section (here).
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