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Old 02-04-2018   #1
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timing belt or chain?

My fiat dealer,(a large area of rocky ground!) contacted me to tell me that my timing belt is needing to be changed due to age/miles 5 yr and 73k. I spoke with a pro mechanic to get an idea of the cost, he informed me the twin air does not have a belt but a chain and it will not need changing. Any comments please.
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Re: timing belt or chain?

You've a Twinair in a 500L ? Surprised it will pull such a large car along.

Dealer letter will have been triggered automatically by their computer. This will be based on data against your vehicle, so presumably it thinks you have a 1.2 petrol engine.

Not anything to get upset about, just bin it. There is no reason to think the dealership service department are incompetent, it is just poor computer data.
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Re: timing belt or chain?

We have a twin air 7 seater and have never had a problem with the power. 105bhp and plenty of torque. It's 110kg lighter than a diesel and returns great mpg. Perfect for city driving and cleaner than diesel. The news it has a timing chain is great to hear. It's a great engine.
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Re: timing belt or chain?

pkam, Did you get information about the chain to be changed? Dont need to change?

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