When should I change the cam belt on my Land Rover Freelander 2?

My Freelander 2 with a Ford diesel engine is nearly 10 years old but with only 45,000 miles. It has been regularly serviced.

It is used to tow 1500kg caravan but for the last few years (and future probably) it has only done about 2,000 miles a year.

I believe it has a cam belt not a chain? Should I have it changed at next service?

Asked on 30 August 2022 by Ray Smith

Answered by Dan Powell
The Ford engine uses a belt. And the belt needs to be replaced now.

As a general rule, I recommend changing the belt, tensioner, water pump and aux belt every five years or 60,000 miles (whichever comes first).
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