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I have a grande punto 06 model and it's at 57k miles. Does anyone know when the timing belt should be done?? I don't have the service book to hand as I'm in work. Just heard a horror story from a cust…
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
I have a grande punto 06 model and it's at 57k miles. Does anyone know when the timing belt should be done?? I don't have the service book to hand as I'm in work. Just heard a horror story from a customer and it cost them a bomb.

Does anyone know a rough price of how much it is??

Or have I still got a while before the timing belt needs done?

Thanks folks
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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#1
On the Grande punto im sure it is at 60k so due now but id ring your local dealer and check just to be sure, but to be honest id probably not let them change it but find another garage as the dealer prices are a lot more than you can find at other reputable garages.
[mod]#2
Around 36k miles or 3 years whichever is first i thought.
#3
Will also depend what engine it is ,You really need to ring Fiat,
#4
use this link you can talk to a fiat advisor on line or request a call back

http://www.fiat.co.uk/contactconsole/needhelp.aspx

or call them on 00800 3428 0000.
#5
My timing belt is due on my Seat, I have read so many things about just leaving it because if you get someone to do it and they do it wrong it can cause more trouble.
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tonyg1962
Will also depend what engine it is ,You really need to ring Fiat,

or just look in the manual when you get home! its not that urgent lol
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aircanman
My timing belt is due on my Seat, I have read so many things about just leaving it because if you get someone to do it and they do it wrong it can cause more trouble.


A garage really shouldn't be getting it wrong..........it's an easy job. You just make sure it's all lined up properly.

Leaving it is a bad idea as if your belt snaps then you can kiss goodbye to your engine.
#8
My timing belt is due on my Seat, I have read so many things about just leaving it because if you get someone to do it and they do it wrong it can cause more trouble.

And if you leave it and you blow your engine, by damaging pistons etc, you have no one to blame.
In a garage a timing belt can be done within an hour or so and if by chance it were to go wrong then you have the garage to fall back on for that happening. so to just leave it is extremely daft. Seats dont have safe engines either so it would require a full new engine basically aircanman

Usually timing belts are done every 70,000 miles, but i would recommend having then done between 50k - 60k
Just to be safe :)

I got my timing belt done for 70 quid on mates rates though, so upto 100 for my car, so maybe a little more for yours.
#9
DannyM
My timing belt is due on my Seat, I have read so many things about just leaving it because if you get someone to do it and they do it wrong it can cause more trouble.


And if you leave it and you blow your engine, by damaging pistons etc, you have no one to blame.
In a garage a timing belt can be done within an hour or so and if by chance it were to go wrong then you have the garage to fall back on for that happening. so to just leave it is extremely daft. Seats dont have safe engines either so it would require a full new engine basically aircanman

Usually timing belts are done every 70,000 miles, but i would recommend having then done between 50k - 60k
Just to be safe :)

I got my timing belt done for 70 quid on mates rates though, so upto 100 for my car, so maybe a little more for yours.


A timing belt for my car is like £3-400. I know what you are saying, just quoting what I have seen online.
#10
Just looked in my Grande Punto service manual. If its a petrol which I assume it is, it should be done every 72,000 miles or every 4 years which ever comes first so if its an 06 model I would get it done if it hasn't been done.
#11
I've seen too many cars over the years where the timing belt has let go, an expensive sight !
#12

A timing belt for my car is like £3-400. I know what you are saying, just quoting what I have seen online.

What type of car is that out of interest ? Because its not the hardest job to do and ive never heard of 400 for a timing belt, yet lol. Mines is just a wee car atm so thats why its cheap, its half an hours job for mine really.
#13
DannyM

A timing belt for my car is like £3-400. I know what you are saying, just quoting what I have seen online.


What type of car is that out of interest ? Because its not the hardest job to do and ive never heard of 400 for a timing belt, yet lol. Mines is just a wee car atm so thats why its cheap, its half an hours job for mine really.


not the hardest job ? I'm guessing you don't work with cars then ? half an hour job for a timing belt oO what car is it ?
#14
Peugeot 106, I do work with cars actually.

Its not the hardest job is just a bit tricky and figety really getting the alignment right.
Aye was half an hour and that was it done.
I dont think its the hardest job anyways.
What type of car do you have and are you a mechanic ?
#15
DannyM
Peugeot 106, I do work with cars actually.

Its not the hardest job is just a bit tricky and figety really getting the alignment right.
Aye was half an hour and that was it done.
I dont think its the hardest job anyways.
What type of car do you have and are you a mechanic ?


ok peugeot 106, takes less then the book time,fiddly trying to get the locking pin in through the hole in the block to locate the hole in the flywheel to lock the bottom, but half hour is a bit quick to make sure its done correctly, I have a 1995 rover 214 8 valve, cracking little car, no sunroof, no electric windows, no central locking, a mechanics dream, & yes I'm a mechanic. taking a lunch break from fitting a new turbo to an Iveco truck, blown all its oil out, bloody everywhere !!!
#16
ok peugeot 106, takes less then the book time,fiddly trying to get the locking pin in through the hole in the block to locate the hole in the flywheel to lock the bottom, but half hour is a bit quick to make sure its done correctly, I have a 1995 rover 214 8 valve, cracking little car, no sunroof, no electric windows, no central locking, a mechanics dream, & yes I'm a mechanic. taking a lunch break from fitting a new turbo to an Iveco truck, blown all its oil out, bloody everywhere !!!

Not had a problem with the timing belt since so quite happy about it:), Ive done a few on older cars though mainly focus and a micra at some point (just a hobbie of mine)

Aye kinda reckoned you were a mechanic. Oooft turbos are fun job so i hear . . .
Work mate had a 1.7 turbo, remapped and all that and he managed to blow the tubo 4 time i think it was, has now managed to sell the car and get a vxr (remapped stage 3).
Are the turbos on vans/trucks alot harder than normal btw ?

Never seen a rover 214 though, 106 is the same, no sun roof, maual windows, no power steering, torsion bar, tiny nippy engine, biggest fault is the lack of power with it though as its only 1.1 :( but the weight of it makes up i guess.
#17
DannyM
ok peugeot 106, takes less then the book time,fiddly trying to get the locking pin in through the hole in the block to locate the hole in the flywheel to lock the bottom, but half hour is a bit quick to make sure its done correctly, I have a 1995 rover 214 8 valve, cracking little car, no sunroof, no electric windows, no central locking, a mechanics dream, & yes I'm a mechanic. taking a lunch break from fitting a new turbo to an Iveco truck, blown all its oil out, bloody everywhere !!!


Not had a problem with the timing belt since so quite happy about it:), Ive done a few on older cars though mainly focus and a micra at some point (just a hobbie of mine)

Aye kinda reckoned you were a mechanic. Oooft turbos are fun job so i hear . . .
Work mate had a 1.7 turbo, remapped and all that and he managed to blow the tubo 4 time i think it was, has now managed to sell the car and get a vxr (remapped stage 3).
Are the turbos on vans/trucks alot harder than normal btw ?

Never seen a rover 214 though, 106 is the same, no sun roof, maual windows, no power steering, torsion bar, tiny nippy engine, biggest fault is the lack of power with it though as its only 1.1 :( but the weight of it makes up i guess.


A hobbie !? take up fishing , lol. I've done my years of doing homers for mates, I just wanna finish & get home, I get our car in the workshop once a year for the mot & full service, I just got my lad a lovely little micra for learning to drive in, he shall be doing all his maintenance himself (wishful thinking). Truck/van turbos are a lot easier to do, you have a lot more room around the engine bay to get access to it. I like the 106's, easy to work on as they have nothing to go wrong.

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