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)|
|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|
|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|
|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 (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!