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Old 10-02-2011   #1
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Question Cam Belt Change?

Ive just bought a 52 plate 1.2 8v Punto Active and need some advice please...


Checked the MOT history and the car has been clocked so I have no idea what the true mileage is (looking at the history ive averaged it to be around 116,000+) and there's a possibility the engine may have been changed aswel plus I have no service history so bascially I know sweet F all about this car

My dad suggested having the cam belt done just to be safe so can somone give me a rough price of how much it is to get done or even how easy it is to do it yourself?
Ive read somewhere that if its a non-interference engine nothing gets damaged if the cam belt snaps, is this true? and how can I tell if my engine is non-interference?

Is there anything else I can do or check on this car as im still slighty wary of driving it when I know so little about it??


Any help or advice would be really appreciated!
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Re: Cam Belt Change?

not 100%, but the mk1 8v engine is non interference
Timing belt is Easy job - so is HG really

The mk2 - i think uses the same engine..
so timing belt should be an easy job there too
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Re: Cam Belt Change?

Yup, 8v is non interference.

Yup, Cam belt change is really easy, guides within the forum.

Do pump and tensioner at the same time.

Whilst a snapped belt will not ruin the engine, it will ruin your day if it goes in the fast lane of the motorway.

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