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Old 13-05-2003   #1
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Cam Belt - Safe Engine

I have just bought a 96 Sporting as a Second Car. I always wanted one and finally took the plunge. I am really happy with it so far.

I was planning to change the cam belt as a precaution but my local FIAT dealer has told me all FIRE engines are safe.

Does anybody know if this is true?

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The engines can take a lot of stick so long as they are looked after, regarding changing the cambelt i would just to be safe!

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I understand they are "non-interference"
I.E. the valves and pistons don't hit if you break the timing belt.

It's not something I've managed to do, yet, so I don't have first hand experience..

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Better be safe than sorry i say m8 for the sake of 150 (think thats how much i piad to get mine changed by Fiat)

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How much [?] B)

I think I'll stick with my Panda -
about 15 UKP for the belt, a couple of hours to fit :)
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yeah but my cinq was in have other bits done to it aswell

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Oh!

Sorry that wasn't clear to me :I

I thought the 150 was for the belt only B)
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8 for a belt, an hour or so to fit.

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http://mysite.freeserve.com/close_to_cracking_up/
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Funny that my cost and time are double that :)
It all takes a bit longer when you get to my age :D
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that and pete is a magician ;)

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Indeed so.

He also knows what he's talking about, too :)
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My cambelt did snap on my Panda - Pete L. on this forum knows about this one from a few years back, 2000 I think!! I was only doing 20 m.p.h. anyway ... :)

Absolutely no damage whatsoever. Thank God.
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