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Offline 595 turismo

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« on: February 03, 2016, 08:08:18 am »
Now I would never try and save money by not changing a cam belt when required but in typical abarth not clear on service requirements style where as other manufacturers say "72,000 miles or 5 years whatever occurs first" Abarth then add "unless heavy use which includes town driving ". As it's based on a city car I'm sure most do a fair share of town driving. So my question is do most people air on the side of caution and change at 4 years  (due to town driving )or 5 years and has anyone heard of belts snapping under 5 years old and causing major engine damage? ?


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    Offline TGF

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    Re: Cambelt
    « Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 09:30:40 am »
    Never heard of the town driving exemption. Here we have 80k kilometers or 4 years which ever comes first for the 500. I would not try to stretch that period, engine damage is far more expensive than changing the belt, rollers and waterpump a bit earlier.  ;)
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    Offline 124Abarthreplica

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    Re: Cambelt
    « Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 12:12:31 pm »
    With 'town' driving ie. lots of start and stop and starting from cold as opposed to 'motorway' driving then change at 4 years.