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Timing Belt - The importance of an engine timing belt

What is the purpose of a timing belt or cambelt?

The purpose of a timing belt is to ensure that the moving components of an engine revolve in perfect co-ordination.

The belt revolves at 1000s of revolutions per minute, withstanding extreme mechanical and thermal stresses, so replacing the belts and tensioners at the scheduled intervals is essential maintenance.

The Technical Skills

There is no better place to have your timing belt replaced than at Huttons, with its modern fully equipped workshops staffed by Fiat trained technicians who have the required expertise and specialist tools to ensure your car is maintained to the highest standards.

Failure to replace your timing belt can result in engine failure.

When is it time to replace the timing belt?

Check out when your cambelt is due to be changed using the below table.

Model Code Check (Mileage/Months) Change (Mileage/Months)
Seicento (1108cc) 187 36,000/36 72,000/60
Panda (Petrol) 169 36,000/36 72,000/60
Punto (All excluding 1242 16v) 176 36,000/36 63,000/84
Punto (1242cc 16v) 176 36,000/36 72,000/96
Punto (Petrol & Diesel) 188 36,000/36 72,000/60
Grande Punto (Petrol) 199 36,000/36 72,000/48
Grande Punto (1.9 MultiJet) 199 36,000/36 90,000/48
Idea 135 36,000/36 72,000/60
Brava/o (Petrol & Diesel) 182 36,000/36 72,000/60
Multipla (Petrol & Diesel) 186 36,000/36 72,000/60
Stilo (Petrol & 1.9 MultiJet) 192 36,000/36 72,000/60
Marea (Petrol & Diesel) 185 36,000/36 72,000/60
Doblo MPV (Petrol & Diesel excl 1.3 MultiJet) 119 36,000/36 72,000/60
Barchetta (Petrol) 183 36,000/36 72,000/60
Ulysse (All excluding 1.9 TD) 121 36,000/36 72,000/60
Ulysse (1.9 TD only) 121 36,000/36 72,000/60
Ulysse (Petrol) 179 36,000/36 72,000/60
Ulysse (Diesel to VIN 131894436) 179 36,000/36 96,000/60
Ulysse (Diesel to VIN 131894437) 179 36,000/36 72,000/60

Note: Or every 4 years for particularly demanding use (hot/cold climates, engine idling for long periods, dusty roads with salt or sand).

Note: This information should be used as a guide, for the exact details please refer to the handbook relating to your car.

Remember: Failure to change your cambelt at the recommended intervals can result in expensive failure and engine replacement. Check your car’s cambelt every 36,000 miles, or to be sure – LET HUTTONS CHECK IT FOR YOU!

Contact our Service Department on 01934 818400 or contact them via our enquiry system.