Technical Cam Belt - Safe Engine

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Technical Cam Belt - Safe Engine

Alan Birch

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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?
 

John H

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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..
 

HP

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£8 for a belt, an hour or so to fit.

Pete.
Cinq sporting 1242cc
http://mysite.freeserve.com/close_to_cracking_up/
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Cinqs_and_Seis/
http://www.clubcento.co.uk/
 

HP

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:I

Pete.
Cinq sporting 1242cc
http://mysite.freeserve.com/close_to_cracking_up/
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Cinqs_and_Seis/
http://www.clubcento.co.uk/
 

steveyensen

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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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