Xantia 1.8 16v cambelt change

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tim leech
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Xantia 1.8 16v cambelt change

Post by tim leech »

As the uber low miler Xantia has no history of a cambelt change, and appears to be on its original 18 year old spheres I will get them both changed!

Now I don't do cambelts myself.

I have a local frequently garage I trust to do all my standard work (not hydraulic stuff), is it a straight forward job that would take a couple of hours?

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Re: Xantia 1.8 16v cambelt change

Post by sandybx »

Dear Tim :)
3/4 quarters of an hour for the 8v Tim and an hour tops for the 16v :wink: You only have to insert one special tool to hold the cams in place on the 16v cambelt change Tim :)
I can still rattle them off in half an hour all day long. :)
If he is charging you anymore than this, he is having far too many tea/smoke breaks :rofl2:
I hope this helps Tim :)
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Re: Xantia 1.8 16v cambelt change

Post by tim leech »

Thanks Vince!

They charge on book times as do most garages these days although they aren't expensive.

Sadly your a bit far away for me to bring it down for you to change it faster than a speeding bullet!
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Re: Xantia 1.8 16v cambelt change

Post by chinkostu »

I managed do a dw8 (8v diesel) belt in about an hour start to finish and i'd never done a belt before! Should be a cakewalk for a garage!