Any advise welcome C5 1.6hdi Timing belt change +

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Any advise welcome C5 1.6hdi Timing belt change +

Post by Rochy101 » 12 Jul 2015, 11:34

I am doing the timing belt, Aux belt, Air +Oil change and front brakes. My biggest concern is the timing belt and it's not my first belt change but it is on a Citroen. It is a 2005 C5 1.6hdi Estate. I was wondering would it be better if i raised up the suspension 1 level would this help.
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Re: Any advise welcome C5 1.6hdi Timing belt change +

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 12 Jul 2015, 17:45

EDIT; Should have read the OP first, before offering irrelevant advise!

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Re: Any advise welcome C5 1.6hdi Timing belt change +

Post by citroenxm » 13 Jul 2015, 08:36

Yes raise it up. You will also need to support the engine from under neath as the top engine mount needs to come off

A tip. The Cam.. pump and crank are all pinned with timing rods! Do the water pump too. Its not a hard belt to change. They are twin cam but only one pully is belt driven so makes it easyer to do.

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Re: Any advise welcome C5 1.6hdi Timing belt change +

Post by RichardW » 13 Jul 2015, 12:35

Info here: http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... =3&t=48780" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It's pretty easy going, and as the engine is pretty compact, there should be plenty of room - especially in the carvernous C5 engine bay!!

If fitted with a stretch aux belt (probably not on a C5) get yourself the proper tool to refit it. Do NOT allow the engine to turn backwards - it can lift the exhaust cam chain off and ruin your day spectacularly #-o

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Re: Any advise welcome C5 1.6hdi Timing belt change +

Post by Rochy101 » 28 Jul 2015, 14:20

Well It was a doddle. I basically done the job in 12hrs as i had to order some special keys for the engine mount, I changed the timing and aux belt - water pump and then done the engine rad and water flush , oil air filters air con and changed the front brakes and disc's at the same time. Ive never had so much fun. It now runs a dream and Im getting a very good mpg. Cheers for all help and advise.