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I've just received an email from my Skoda garage asking to book my car in for a cambelt and water pump replacement. What mileage should this happen on a June build 2017 Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI that has done...
I have a 2014 Skoda Octavia vRS TDI with 88,000 miles and a full service history. It isn't due another service for 8000 miles, but the cambelt has just snapped. I don't know what engine damage has been...
My 90 year old father has a 1997 Peugeot 406 Sri Turbo 2.0-litre Petrol, which has covered 80,000 miles and been owned by the family from new. Apart from normal servicing costs, the vehicle has been trouble...
My Audi A5 will be five years old in February. It's been fully serviced by Audi since new, and covered 38,000 miles. I'm told by the dealer that I now need a new cam belt, oil changed, and gearbox and...
I have a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4 petrol turbo. It has about 80,000 miles on it and is in excellent condition (garaged half of the year). Chrysler recommends a new cambelt at about 100,000 miles, and...
I have just purchased a secondhand Citroen C5 engine from eBay with 73,000 miles on the clock. Apart from a new cambelt, would you recommend anything else needs replacing at this stage?
I have a 2013 Renault Clio 1.4 and it has done just shy of 60,000 miles. It's already had a cam belt change seven years ago (25,000 miles ago). Will it need another belt change?
My son has just purchased a Volkswagen Scirroco from a 'dealer'. We checked the service record book before purchase and the last service filled in the book did not have a garage stamp, but it was completed...
I want my 207,000 mile 2007 Vectra 1.9 diesel to keep going for a while. I asked the main dealer to change the cam belt and give a full service, put a new fan belt on (it's on the original), grease the...
I can't afford the £1400 quoted for fixing my 2007 Citroen C4 after the cam belt snapped. Garage said they would have to send head off to check damage first. Is it worth me buying a new head myself and...
 

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