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picasso timing

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c3 picasso 2012 diesel
we have the car in the family since its brand new , never did a timinig to it , its currently at 225k km.
from what i understood from manual its need to be done at 240k km.
is that correct?
hard to do in this car>?

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Do you mean change the camshaft belt?

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Paul-R wrote:
23 Mar 2021, 11:20
Do you mean change the camshaft belt?
yea its timing belt isnt it?

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Yes, I thought so.

I think you will need to post your VIN so that someone can look this up for you. The forum software will mask the VIN so that only staff can read it.

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Israel is classified as 'Arduous' under the operating conditions for things like servicing operations, which means the timing belt on this engine should have been changed at 180k KMs or 10 years. So I wouldn't wait.

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ok ty , will do it soon

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There not hard to do on a Picasso due to the engine bay being huuuuugggggeeeee (most of it being hidden). The way I've done it (only once mind) jack engine, slip the engine mount off the engine and body (wish I'd have known to begin with) slip wheel off, remove wheel arch, slip cover screws/bolts, take out sensor, unless you are suuuupppeer careful, turn engine to the, find drill bits the size of holes and lock her up, slip tensioner, take old belt off, clean any gunk away, fit new belt (swear a little as you put it in the wrong position, proceed to camera on phone and look at the picture you took at beginning) replace the tensioner with a new one even if your not doing the waterpump, refit everything you took off, then pull the lock pins (drill bits in backwards) refit rest of stuff removed. Copperslip all the nuts screws after you clean them up if you intend to keep the car for long

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hi thx alot , u realy helped me here brother....
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Not a problem. If you get stuck holla i check this site almost daily 🤪

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ty , good to know brther , hope it will go smoothly

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ok
some thing i dont get , the manual said to insert tool(bolt to lock the flywheel , but after that it write to rotate the engine to specific point where the holes will line up.
how can u turn the engine if the flywheel is locked ?
it is neccesary to lock also the fly wheel
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nvm , i saw it said there to remove it after removing the pully

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how much tension does the belt suposed to have ?
i have like a 20-30 mm play in it ,after i set the tensnior in the center of the gap...
normal? , should be very tight?

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if its in the center its tight enough for this engine??
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