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Old 30-10-2007   #1
Anonymous
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Having to do Old Betsy Myself!

Hi!

My local garage in Sutton Coldfield has quoted
me over 300 for a cambelt change and 72,000 mile service on Old Betsy so I'm having to do the thing myself as I can't afford that sum, having lost so much salary due to poor health!

Some advice please:-

1) Can anyone tell me what type of bits/sockets
I need for the "flywheel damper pulley" - or
alternator drive belt pulley - the drawings show
four round-head bolts but I can't make out what type they are - do I meed Ribe, Spline, Torx or
Allen? Can someone tell me the size please?

2) The only place I can work on it is the top part of our flat car-parking area - can it be done with axle-stands and a trolley-jack? (I did
a Citroen Xantia XUD diesel cambelt that way)

3) I have the timing-tool set (1910 cc TD100 engine, type 182A7.000) and have the bound Fiat
Workshop Manual Vol 3 on the way, apart from these, the usual sockets, spanners, etc., and the parts (which I have) is there anything else I need to get from my local factors before
attempting the cambelt replacement?

Many thanks,

Chris Williams
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Old 30-10-2007   #2
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Re: Having to do Old Betsy Myself!

wot!!


Fiat charged me 180 for belt & tensioner in Nuneaton.


Rang up for my sisters car last year and they quoted 170


AA next to Coventry Halfords wanted 150ish.



Ring a few more places mate!!


Tommy K




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Old 30-10-2007   #3
Anonymous
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Re: Having to do Old Betsy Myself!

thats a lot - though I have changed it twice on my TD100 now, its not a hard job as its fairly accessible. Though you will want the axle stands as its a front drivers wheel of job to get in behind the wheel arch. But honestly its not a majorly hard job to do.
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Old 30-10-2007   #4
callum
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Re: Having to do Old Betsy Myself!

Try the fiat garages in nuneaton and tamworth, not much of a drive and will end up being cheaper, alternitavly you could try PJ autos in tamworth alfa and fiat specialists. get on yell.com and get some numbers of garages near you that are trustworthy and give them a ring.
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