265 Timing belt

Discussion in 'Mechanical - Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust etc' started by paulmorgan901, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. For any of you looking for a fair price on timing belt replacement, I’ve had mine done today along with an oil and filter change for the very reasonable price of £155 (labour)
    I supplied genuine parts (timing belt kit, water pump, oil & filter, coolant) which cost me £210.
    Automax in Dolgellau will accommodate your Renault Sport needs using Terry (ex Renault master technician).


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  2. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Did you get the dephaser done too?
     
  3. No I didn’t, it’s not seen as a consumable part by Renault. Terry said he’s never had to change one since the good old days of 172/182’s.


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  4. Mine is due to be done in about a years time, I do trackdays and stuff so might get it done sooner. What does a complete job consist off? I live in the South East, Windsor/ Heathrow area, who do people recommend for doing the cam belt change?
     
  5. Ask Mick at Diamond Motors what thinks about not changing dephaser pulley
     
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  6. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    Daft not to change it while it's in bits for a it costs
     
  7. Why change something that doesn’t need changing?


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  8. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    It'll need changing when it starts rattling it's tits off
     
  9. Mikeyjp

    Mikeyjp RSM Club Member

    LOL not changing the dephaser done..... good luck
     
  10. Scare mongering gets everyone worried that their car will blow up if they don’t get this or that done. Timing belts are a time/mileage consumable, the dephaser isn’t.
    The Renault technician has replaced hundreds of timing belts, but never a dephaser.
    People will swap it out if they are worried about failure, but not out of necessity.


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  11. Mikeyjp

    Mikeyjp RSM Club Member

    Well you are clearly an expert, we will remind of this when yours goes
     
  12. Mikeyjp

    Mikeyjp RSM Club Member

  13. I’m no expert at all, why the hate on Dephasers?


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  14. I used the Renault 250 kit,its quite extensive, and covers the bases, and not a bad price either.
     
  15. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    For the negligible price difference, I don't think I'll ever do the belts without the dephaser, it's not worth the risk. You could get the belts done and then 1000 miles later the depasher needs doing. Waste of £600.
     
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  16. Unless you get it done for just over £300 using genuine parts?


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  17. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    If you can find someone that does the whole job for £300 then please tell me. Mine was done with genuine parts for £650.
     
  18. Automax in North Wales did mine for that yesterday


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  19. Lol. Loads of mk3 dephasers have gone on folks cars. Quite common.
     
  20. Lol loads


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  21. apart from timing belt, tensioner, Dephaser, water pump,oil and filter there's couple other things while in there should also be changed:

    crank pulley bolt
    camshaft oil seal (they weep)
    timing end float oil seal Large
    timing end float oil seal Small

    there's also the Aux belt and tensioner that doesn't hurt to change while its all off anyway
     
  22. Yeh loads
     
  23. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    I'm pretty sure the pulley bolt is done as part of it, not sure about the rest though. And there have been lots of cases from my research, they just don't fail in the same way as the Clio's.
     
  24. If I was looking to buy a car without it done but the belts were I would assume the owner cut costs and corners. Just my own opinion.
     
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