Timing belt interval for c4 picasso bluehdi eat6 1.6?

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Timing belt interval for c4 picasso bluehdi eat6 1.6?

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Does anyone know the interval for this car please? And what should I be paying for a time belt and water pump replacement?
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Hi, if this is for your Picasso VIN ending in 258, then the timing belt service for 'Normal' driving conditions is 112k miles or 10 years, whichever is the soonest, and 110K miles for 'Arduous' conditions / countries.

Here are the other operations specific to your vehicle and the recommended engine oils in case you need them:

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Thank you. I'm currently on 91k miles. Will change mine before 100k. Better to be safe than sorry.
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Indeed, I wouldn't wait at this mileage to be honest. Consider getting the tensioner rollers and water pump done at the same time given the labour costs of the job. PSA offer kits for most vehicles that include the belt only, the belt and pulley tensioners or the belt, the tensioners and the water pump.

Citroen do an OEM original kit for £245.48 (part: 1610577780) or a cheaper alternative at £168.78 (part: 1681786080). This is for the complete kit - belt, tensioners and coolant pump and includes VAT as of today.
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Thanks.
Regarding the ancillary belt and ancillary belt kit. What is contained in the ancillary belt kit? Are both needed if a belt hasn't been changed yet? Or does the kit contain the belt?
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Are you talking about the timing belt or the accessory belt? These are two different things.

If Timing - I already answered this above:
GiveMeABreak wrote:
26 Apr 2022, 14:55
PSA offer kits for most vehicles that include the belt only, the belt and pulley tensioners or the belt, the tensioners and the water pump.
The ancillary belt comes separately or as a kit.

The Ancillary kit is part: 1631481680, £198.05 inc. VAT, shown as item (50) below:
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On the service interval info you posted it states ancillary drive belt 80k and ancillary drive belt kit at 110k - I was wondering what you get in the kit in addition to the belt?
Am I right in saying you change the belt at 80k, then again 30k later, with the ancillary drive belt kit? Or have I misunderstood it?
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Basically they are saying the belt should be replaced at 80K, but the pulleys / tensioners shown at (4) & (5) at 110k,

So if it was me, when I change the belt say at 80K, I would be replacing the whole lot using the kit which includes the items shown as (50), then forget about it, as you'll often find doing so eliminates squeaks and rattles.
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Thanks.
With the timing belt kit I'll need coolant? What's the recommended one for citroens please? Is there anything else required?
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It's a pig of a job by all accounts as apart from needing the locking pins for the camshaft , the high pressure fuel pump drive pulley and the crankshaft the left hand engine mounting needs removing so the engine / gearbox assembly needs supporting, so any trolley jack must be able to support the weight.

The engine coolant used is Freecor DSC.