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Clio 182 cambelt



  Clio 182 cup FF
Hi all,

I am just after some advice. I am in e process of buying an 05 plate Clio 182 cup wi 34k miles on the clock. As I'm aware the cambelt hasn't been changed. I am buying from a dealer who have said " it doesnt need changing ". I am concerned as I feel they are saying this because of the cost involved in changing it. Should I still purchase e vehicle ? Or insist that the belt is changed ?

Advice will be hugely appreciated.

Scholsy1105
 

R-Sport.

ClioSport Club Member
  Mint 1*2's for sale-
You could be smart & ask the dealer to open the service book at the page for service intervals & it clearly states- not to exceed 5 years or 72000k whatever comes first-

However you can tell him to your blue in the face - he will still only sell it for X-

Make sure if you do buy it that you get the belts done not the dealer-
S
 
  Clio 182 cup FF
I am definitely going to mention it to them tomorrow. Hopefully, they will just do it. If however they refuse, have you any idea what price I'm looking at having it replaced myself ?

You could be smart & ask the dealer to open the service book at the page for service intervals & it clearly states- not to exceed 5 years or 72000k whatever comes first-

However you can tell him to your blue in the face - he will still only sell it for X-

Make sure if you do buy it that you get the belts done not the dealer-
S
 
  ITB'd MK1
As Steve said, dont get them to do it, if he doesn't know/admit the belts are due/overdue then he wont pay to have it done right. Get it cheap enough to allow you to have it done at a specialist, or find another car

:)
 

R-Sport.

ClioSport Club Member
  Mint 1*2's for sale-
I am definitely going to mention it to them tomorrow. Hopefully, they will just do it. If however they refuse, have you any idea what price I'm looking at having it replaced myself ?

~ £500 for both kits there or thereabouts upwards of £650 if it needs a dephaser - Although you should hear the dephaser as the engine note sounds like a bag of spanners

S
 
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R-Sport.

ClioSport Club Member
  Mint 1*2's for sale-
Is that gates or renault ( I know there the same)

If the OP puts a link up of the car in question we can have a butchers


S
 

R-Sport.

ClioSport Club Member
  Mint 1*2's for sale-
I know they are However does the warranty offered with a gates part differ to a renault one-
S
 

Sash

ClioSport Club Member
  A Yellow One
Id be inclined to offer a lower price and go to a specialist like Fred, simply because dealers aren't renowned for giving a sh!t.
 

R-Sport.

ClioSport Club Member
  Mint 1*2's for sale-
Fair play then- I will take the renault part in the cheap cardboard box please... as opposed to the same part in a renault badged £50 cardboard box!
S
 
  clio 182 cup
Hi all,
My 04 plate 182 is in the garage having the cambelt etc changed, the egine was running noisily and now its been strippedmy mechanic is saying its the variable pulley as it has play in it.....ok fair do's another £150 for the part...but hes saying he doesnt have the tool to change the pulley!
Now ive called 2 renault specialist who are telling me its the same tool??? Someoneeeee helllppp me pls! Im losing the love for my car!
 


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