Peugeot 406 2.0 litre Lx Cambelt

Discussion in 'Peugeot 406' started by just4funUK, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. just4funUK

    just4funUK Guest

    Brought the car above.
    What sort of price would you expect to pay to get the cambelt changed?

    From Peugeot Franchise?
    Independent garage?

    How many people here woud make this a priority after buying a Peugeot
    if they had no information when it was last changed.

    Thanks
     
    just4funUK, Apr 20, 2005
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  2. just4funUK

    scott.mcfall Guest

    Depends on the mileage. You dont know how it was driven before and so
    you dont know whether to change it or not. If its done between 50k to
    60k miles then I would consider changing it. Normally petrols are due
    about the 60k to 70k mark anyway.

    Prices to change it

    Belt - normally less than £20
    Fitting - Peugeot - £90 to £120 ish
    Fitting - garage - £60 ish

    Depends, but bear in mind the belt normally less than £20

    Hope this helps

    Scott
    http://www.autoforumz.com/eform.php?p=531965
     
    scott.mcfall, Apr 20, 2005
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  3. just4funUK

    scott.mcfall Guest

    Depends on the mileage. You dont know how it was driven before and so
    you dont know whether to change it or not. If its done between 50k to
    60k miles then I would consider changing it. Normally petrols are due
    about the 60k to 70k mark anyway.

    Prices to change it

    Belt - normally less than £20
    Fitting - Peugeot - £90 to £120 ish
    Fitting - garage - £60 ish

    Depends, but bear in mind the belt normally less than £20

    Hope this helps

    Scott
    http://www.autoforumz.com/eform.php?p=531965
     
    scott.mcfall, Apr 20, 2005
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  4. just4funUK

    scott.mcfall Guest

    Depends on the mileage. You dont know how it was driven before and so
    you dont know whether to change it or not. If its done between 50k to
    60k miles then I would consider changing it. Normally petrols are due
    about the 60k to 70k mark anyway.

    Prices to change it

    Belt - normally less than £20
    Fitting - Peugeot - £90 to £120 ish
    Fitting - garage - £60 ish

    Depends, but bear in mind the belt normally less than £20

    Hope this helps

    Scott
    http://www.autoforumz.com/eform.php?p=531965
     
    scott.mcfall, Apr 20, 2005
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  5. just4funUK

    just4funUK Guest

    Sorry its done 117,000 miles

    So suspect it has been changed At least once.
     
    just4funUK, Apr 21, 2005
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  6. just4funUK

    RyanO Guest

    Sounds like you're in the same situation I was in when I bought my 406. I
    suppose it's a bit a gamble not to change it. Hoping the preious owner was
    diligent enough to have it done.
    With each mile it started bugging me more and more so I gave in and had it
    done, for the peace or mind.
    Visual inspections of the belt don't really help as no one is going to
    give you a guarantee that the belt is still good for another ????miles.

    These engines do some serious damage to themselves if the belt snaps so
    maybe it's better to rather be safe than sorry.
     
    RyanO, Apr 22, 2005
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  7. just4funUK

    just4funUK Guest

    Been quoted

    £250 by Peugeot franchise. This seems a bit steep since the belt say
    is only £40 of this.

    Think will ring another Peugeot dealer to get another price.

    Lets see if they are the same
     
    just4funUK, Apr 22, 2005
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  8. just4funUK

    just4funUK Guest

    Most of the Peugeot franchise quoting between £250-£280 just for cam
    belt to be changed.

    Had a independent garage give me a quote of £135+VAT
    which looks like will be the place I will be taking my 406.
     
    just4funUK, Apr 22, 2005
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  9. Isn't there a tensioner that should be changed as well while you (or the
    garage) are at it? And perhaps the water pump?

    Ron Robinson
     
    R.N. Robinson, Apr 22, 2005
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  10. just4funUK

    nigel Guest

    It's a 4 hour book time job for Peugeot garages, thus nearly £300. If
    you have an independent to do it, make sure he uses a Good quality
    belt, preferably a Peugeot one. Assuming yours is the XU10J4 engine
    then the tensioner should be ok. If it's the EW10J4 , then the
    tensioner MUST be changed. The water pump will need changing if it is
    showing signs of leaking, only visible when the covers are off. I
    suppose you could do some preventative measures and change it anyway.
    Will probably add a half hour to the job. Plus the price of the pump
    and anti freeze.
     
    nigel, Apr 22, 2005
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  11. just4funUK

    RyanO Guest

    Peugeot do a cambelt 'kit' that comes with the belt, tensioner and new
    bolts etc.
     
    RyanO, Apr 25, 2005
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