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Xantia timing belt

Post by colemanr » 19 Sep 2002, 16:51

Do I need any special tools to change the timing belt on my 1997 Xantia 1.8i 16V (e.g. pullers, tensioning devices, etc.)?
Any ideas what the belt costs to buy, and how much a dealer fitted belt would cost?
Thanks,
Rob.
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Post by hswift » 19 Sep 2002, 17:15

A main dealer quoted me £215 fitted.
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Post by spanners » 20 Sep 2002, 03:40

there are special timing pins to be used and also on some models you have to slacken cam pulleys (3 10mm bolts) to get timing back right. ANDYSPARES do sell the belts which are gates/dayco o/e quality. A specialist (outside london) will probably charge about £150 for the job. but also get prepared for extra cost of water pump and maybe aux belt tensioners.
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Post by JohnD » 21 Sep 2002, 00:49

Hi Rob - If you have a decent tool kit with 1/2" drive sockets, ring and open-ended spanners, you should be able to do the timing belt. GSF will do one for around £12. You'll also need a trolley jack to support the engine when the top mounting comes off. To maintain the sprockets in position you need three 8mmx50mm bolts. Also to fit into the flywheel hole, you'll need a 6mm rod about 8" long. When the belt is off, check the water pump and also the tensioner pulley.
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Post by spanners » 21 Sep 2002, 03:44

this is a 1.8 16valve we are talking about.????????
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Post by alan s » 21 Sep 2002, 05:10

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this is a 1.8 16valve we are talking about.????????

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I would say so. The magical mystical myths regarding cambelt changing on 16valve motors was debunked a long time ago and replaced with care, commonsense and correct tools. End result is usually, better running car, about 4 hours to do the first job and two for each one thereafter and local Cit repairer cancelling regular weekend trips to Monte Carlo<img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle> <img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Post by JohnD » 22 Sep 2002, 01:27

Sorry folks! I assumed we were talking XUD's. I must spend more time reading before writing.
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Post by spanners » 22 Sep 2002, 19:18

REGARDING ALANS QUOTE::: ABOUT MY QUESTION 1.8 16 VALVE . THIS WAS REFERED TO THE TOOLS THAT JOHN D RECOMENDED NOT THE QUESTION OF DOING THE JOB. THE JOB IS QUITE SIMPLE FOR A DECENT MECHANIC NOT AWARE IF COLEMANR IS TEMPTED TO TAKE IT ON FOR THE SAKE OF £150 AFTER ALL IT IS ONLY DONE EVERY 72000/80000 MILES.
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Post by wheeler » 04 Oct 2002, 00:45

BEWARE early 1.8 16v xantias were recalled for snapping timing belts.the tensioner & roller must be replaced or you run the risk of premature failure.if you give the chassis number to a citroen dealer they will tell you if your car needs these.you may even get them replaced for free.
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Post by benewson » 11 Oct 2002, 17:50

I have checked the cambelt on my newly aquired 1.8i 16v 1999 and it has cam sprockets of the single lug type, as described in Hayes.
However there only appears to be just one tensioner, the one near the engine mount appears to be just an idler.
Can anyone confirm this?
If this is so.......oh joy .... no need too remove engine mount and trolley jack engine.
Ben
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