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Re: How to know if variator is replaced?

This i s the report i spoke about earlier
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Never heard of that before and am confused as to why changing the inlet cam would help as its a different engine component. I can only assume that they had a few variators snap off in the cam?????

I don't believe that they water pump will fail as a result of the variator or cam belt, although if it did fail it could cause the belt to slip a few teeth....
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I don't believe that they water pump will fail as a result of the variator or cam belt, although if it did fail it could cause the belt to slip a few teeth....
That's what he meant mate, your reading too quick or age is getting the better and you need some
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I think its open to interpretation!!! Not sure if Roj is worried if the water pump will fail and tear out the cam or if the variator will cause water pump failure..........

Either way, water pumps are not a known weakness and are not a service item so you should be OK, cam belt is the component that always worries me! I had a friend save up for about a year to buy a V6 Calibra a few years back, stood in the car park with the engine running chatting to him when the car cut out, he re-started it and revved the nuts off it - turns out that the car cutting out was the start of the cam belt failing (jumped a tooth), the re-start and subsequent revving was the start of the end of the engine as the belt snapped at about 7k rpm - whoops apocalypse!
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What he meant was if the waterpump fails or siezes it will affect the belt, but suppose it depends how it fails, either way worth changing sooner rather than later.
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They have nothing to do with each other.. each part is a separate story...
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Re: How to know if variator is replaced?

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Would you have the variator replaced as a service item at the cambelt change even if it all sounds fine? Going in for a cambelt and it's never had a variator.

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Re: How to know if variator is replaced?

Hi, personally It would depend on mileage. Very high mileage perhaps yes but if you donít do a high mileage and change the oil every year it probably would not need changing for decades, its the belt that degardes, the variator needs clean oil to keep it operating efficiantly.
I am no expert just my opinion.
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