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Timing Belt precautions!!

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Direct ignition no Dist cap on the back side of the head. Auto tensioner a hydrolic cylinder up against the tensioner.
 
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just read through this info. Nice one Tech, this site is great and helping me stacks.
 
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Thank You!
 
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Is changing the timing belt something one could do themselves or better left to a proffesional? Great thread, thanks.
 
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How handy are you?
 
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Pretty handy, I'm a mechanic at a packaging plant and also maintain the forklifts. I guess the first thing I should do is get a good manual.
 
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You scared me straight that I am about to order timing belt kit from FCP Groton. Question, is there a big difference between the FCP Groton kit vs. the Genuine Volvo kit aside the price of about $170 for a 2002 C70 2.3L HPT coupe? This should have everything needed correct? TIA.

Our Volvo timing belt kit contains the following items:

* Continental OEM Timing Belt
* Timing Belt Tensioner 30638277 (mechanical)
* Timing Belt Idler Pulley 9146376
* German Hepu Water Pump 272476
* Front Crank Seal
* Front Left Cam Seal
* Front Right Cam Seal
* Rear Cam Seal Left and Right (Contains both rear cam seals)

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Our GENUINE Volvo timing belt kit contains the following items:

* Genuine Volvo OEM Timing Belt
* Genuine Volvo Timing Belt Tensioner 30638277 (mechanical)
* Genuine Volvo Timing Belt Idler Pulley 9146376
* Genuine Volvo Water Pump 272476
* Genuine Volvo Front Crank Seal
* Genuine Volvo Front Left Cam Seal
* Genuine Volvo Front Right Cam Seal
* Genuine Volvo Rear Cam Seal Left and Right (Contains both rear cam seals)
 
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The FCP kit is fine.
 
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The FCP kit is fine.
Thanks for your comment Tech. It's been a while since I browsed through these forums and I see that you are continuing to provide valuable resources same as ever. I ended up going with the genuine VOLVO kit from FCP Groton after seeing that they have a 10% off coupon for this month "JUNEBUG". My shop (that I've taken my Audi's and Benz previously) recommended to only stick with genuine VOLVO parts as well.

I'll be asking suspension questions on another thread after doing some searches on this forum.

*Oh and to MODS, I sent a comment to FCP Groton that I went to their site via Volvoforums.com and to continue their support for this great forum!
 
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I had my timing belt replaced on my 2002 C70 at 115,000 at Volvo of Lisle, IL for $550.
Including a new tensioner.
 
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I have a 2000 C70 convertible turbo 5 speed. Bought used in March. Just turned 93,000 and needs a timing belt ASAP. I do not have the talent or tools to do it myself. Should I go to a local garage or the dealer for this?
 
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A local Garage that Knows Volvo's is fine.
 
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Mr Tech, (others):

I just purchased a 2001 C70 from down in Miami and have here in Colorado - it just hit 40K miles should I go and get the timing belt replaced? The car appears mint and in good repair.

Is it something I can "inspect" fairly easily and does it require much removal to check (is there some type of inspection port)? I was planning to take in for an oil change and service to my Volvo mechanic maybe it is a "cheap check"?? Btw, should I run synthetic in this motor???

Thanks for your time and consideration!

Jim "Cyclenby"
 
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I would atleast have it inspected. Mileage is low but it is an 01 so 10 years already on that belt.

You can run synthetic if you want. I am on the wall about synthetic.
 
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Thank you - will do!
 
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Since a Kevlar timing belt was mentioned earlier in the thread I thought I'd post this.

Kevlar Timing Belt, T331RB - ViVA Performance
 
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I am on the verge of purchasing a 2006 C70 with only 17,000 miles on it. It's a long way to 70k but the belt already has 5 years of easy life on it. Based on age, how old it too old?
 
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Originally Posted by GTOruss View Post
I am on the verge of purchasing a 2006 C70 with only 17,000 miles on it. It's a long way to 70k but the belt already has 5 years of easy life on it. Based on age, how old it too old?
You might consider buying a warranty, lots of problems with '06 tops (I think it also could have been the first year of hardtop). Just my opinion as I looked at alot of '06, there were alot of low mile '06 on the market back when I bought my '07. Even though I would have done well on price on '06 with few thousand miles I decided to stay away from them and buy a new '07.
 
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That was one of my concerns, that and I read a lot of people complaining about alignment issues with the 2006. It's a private party purchase and a steal at 16k so I might have to look into aftermarket warranties.
 
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My 1998 C70 Coupe is all original. 36k miles, but 13 yrs old. Saw recommended change of timing belt @ 5 yrs. New info to me. Saw complete timing belt & water pump kit, around $300 for kit, going to purchase & replace in spring. Any suggestions? I believe in preventative maintenance & want to repair replace anything on my schedule, not when it breaks! All fluids & filters changed anuually! Thanks!
 

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