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my car goes in 2moro for new pistons/liners and my m8 reckons that they should replace the cam belt as they will have to remove it when they strip the engine down and that they shouldn't refit the old one.

is this correct???

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You could always pay the price of the belt and get them to do it anyway.
 

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the car is on just over 24k and 2 years old.

pistons/liners being replaced under warranty due to bad knocking from the engine.
 

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Then no, I'd expect it to be replaced if it was over 45,000 miles old...


If you want, offer to pay for a new one?
 

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i never thought about it being replaced until my m8 mentioned it to be honest.

might get em 2 replace it then.
 

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thanx for the info major :)

glad it's under warranty too.......wouldn't like to be paying the bill!!!
 

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Very worthwhile getting it replaced for the cost of the belt itself.
 

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Surely to god if it's being done under warranty then the mechanic would have the sense not to use the same belt again and do it under the warranty?
I'm sure it would come under as one of the parts that should be changed anyway for that job wouldn't it?

Would they really want to take the risk of refitting a cambelt after doing a big job like that under warranty?
 

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They wouldn't be able to claim back the price of the belt from MGR though as it doesn't fall within the guidelines. And rightly so from a business perspective.
 

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ashy said:
Surely to god if it's being done under warranty then the mechanic would have the sense not to use the same belt again and do it under the warranty?
I'm sure it would come under as one of the parts that should be changed anyway for that job wouldn't it?

Would they really want to take the risk of refitting a cambelt after doing a big job like that under warranty?
There are guidelines for belt reusage....
 
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