fiat punto 1200 16v cam belt - trevs
hi i have a punto 1200 16v sporting v reg, we are going to cornwall in 2 weeks so i need to change the cam belt its done 50k miles but the book says it should be changed every 6 years, is it a hard jod for me to do my self as i have not work on fiats before or should i put it into the garage to be done, many thanks for any advice trev
fiat punto 1200 16v cam belt - paulb {P}
My wife used to have a V-reg 1.2 8v and I remember getting the cambelt done by a Fiat dealer for £100 all in, but that was 2 years ago and their rates have gone up since. I remember being told by the service manager that it was one of the easier belt changes, particularly when compared with the 5-cylinder Mareas/Bravos which were apparently an engine-out job!

I used to have a V-reg Sporting myself and I seem to remember that the 2 camshafts were geared together, with a much narrower angle than usual between the two sets of valves, so that there was only one camshaft pulley - some sort of space saving thing as I recall. Presumably this makes it easier to change than would be the case otherwise, as you only have one pulley to align. My recollection may not be perfect (I sold the car 5 years ago) so best to check Haynes or something.

Hope this is of some help.
fiat punto 1200 16v cam belt - Jamesh266
I've changed the belt/tensioners on the 8 valve Fiat engines previously and it was really easy. However, the 16 valve engine is a bit more complicated, as you need to get special cam locking tools etc. In the end I got a local independent Fiat specialist to change the cambelt on my 16 valve engine and it cost £200 all in, including the tensioner.
fiat punto 1200 16v cam belt - southcoast_flier
the 8 valve is a piece of cake, but for the 16 valve is a lot of work, nearly 3 hours with ac, and special tools needed, 4 special tools in fact, best get it done by a proffessional
fiat punto 1200 16v cam belt - trevs
many thanks for the advice, i will book it in on tuesday thanks again trev
fiat punto 1200 16v cam belt - bell boy
many thanks for the advice, i will book it in on
tuesday thanks again trev

just looked and the amount of dismantling you need to do i agree ......book it in and colleect at teatime not one to do unless youve do a few it seems......5 spanners as haynes would say.....
fiat punto 1200 16v cam belt - southcoast_flier
autodater states that it needs checking every 36k, and changing every 72k or every 8 years, whichever occurs first, the ford 1.25 engine only needs every 100k
fiat punto 1200 16v cam belt - yorkiebar
never done 1, don't fancy doing 1 either!

And bit brave leaving a fiesta to 100k imo too.
fiat punto 1200 16v cam belt - Gromit {P}
"autodater states that it needs checking every 36k, and changing every 72k or every 8 years"

Subsequently revised down by FIAT (or, at least, strongly recommended) to change the belt at 4 years or 36k, and change belt and tensioners at 72k. Same goes for Alfas, btw.
fiat punto 1200 16v cam belt - trevs
hi many thanks for you kind replys, i have found a mobile man in my area who is very good with fiats as a friend of mine told me so he is the man for the job, many thanks again for your advice everyone
fiat punto 1200 16v cam belt - AlanGowdy
I had my Ibiza cambelt changed at the recommended 60,000 miles but for the last few thousand of those I was a bit apprehensive. For safety I'd feel happier getting it done at least 10,000 early.
 

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