Timing belt replacement can be a bit of a minefield especially with garages cutting corners to reduce costs.
In the last year we have seen more and more cars with poor running and poor idle due to incorrect cam timing plus noisy idlers that haven’t been replaced etc when the customer has had a cheap cam belt change.These have mostly been Alfa V6 engine cars, GTAs etc – In the end it costs more to have it done twice!ALFA ROMEO & FIAT cam belt replacement times are higher than what we suggest, due to the failures we see so many of, we advise slightly early replacement times.

All timing belt systems consist of all belts, all tensioners and guide rollers. All these items wear & should be replaced together failing to do so will result in possible noisy rollers, rollers seizing or tensioners breaking up. All our prices reflect the following :

 

  • We always use OEM parts
  • We always replace all guide rollers and all belts
  • A new tensioner is always fitted
  • All camshafts are re-timed using the correct locking tools & dial gauge

 

1.9 and 2.4 JTDM
Models 159, Brera
Engines 1.9L JTD 16 valve and 2.4L JTD 20 valve
Frequency Every 60,000 miles or 3 years
Replacement Costs
£425 plus VAT 1.9 JTD 16v – Includes Water Pump Replacement
£425 plus VAT 2.4 JTD 20v – Includes Water Pump Replacement
1.9 and 2.4 JTD
Models 156, 147, GT
Engines 1.9L 8 valve & 16 valve and 2.4L 10 valve & 20 valve JTD
Frequency Every 48,000 miles or 3 years
Replacement Costs
£425 plus VAT Includes Water Pump Replacement
£425 plus VAT Later (2006 on) 147 & GT with the later style belt – PLEASE CALL FOR INFO
2.0 JTD
Models 159, Brera, Giulietta
Frequency Every 60,000 miles or 3 years
£425 plus VAT Includes Water Pump Replacement
1750 TBi 159, BRERA, GIULIETTA
Models All models with 1750 TBi engine
Frequency Every 63,000 miles or 4 years
Replacement Costs
£425 plus VAT Includes Water Pump Replacement
FIAT 500 ABARTH & PUNTO ABARTH
Models 500 ABARTH, PUNTO ABARTH
Engines 1.4 TB
Frequency Every 72,000 or 4 years
Replacement Costs
£295 plus VAT Includes Water Pump Replacement
FIAT 500 & PUNTO 1.2
Models 500 1.2 POP, PUNTO 1.2
Engines 1.2 Petrol
Frequency Every 72,000 or 3 years
Replacement Costs
£195 plus VAT
FIAT 500 1.3 16v MultiJet
This model has a Timing Chain so there is no belt to replace.
MiTO JTDM
Models MiTO
Engines 1.6L JTD
Frequency Every 63,000 miles or 4 years
Replacement Costs
£425 plus VAT Includes Water Pump Replacement
MiTO 1.4 & GIULIETTA 1.4 (120)
Models MiTO & GIULIETTA
Engines 1.4 and 1.4 TB
Frequency Every 72,000 or 4 years
Replacement Costs
£295 plus VAT Includes Water Pump Replacement
Twin Spark & JTS
Models 156, 147, GT, GTV
Engines 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 Twin Spark, JTS Engined Cars
Frequency Every 36,000 miles or 3 years
Replacement Costs – prices include cam belt, balancer belt, all tensioners & idler and include labour
£395 plus VAT All 2.0L 16v 147, 156, GT, GTV including JTS
£314 plus VAT 1.6L, 1.8L 147 and 156
£192.80 plus VAT Additional cost to replace variator (when replaced along with the timing belt
Many 16v Twin Spark & JTS engines suffer from a loud rattling at idle. This is caused by a worn inlet cam variator unit. Replacing this at the same time as the cam belt can be done at no extra labour cost.
3.2 GT and GTA
Models 156 GTA, 147 GTA, GT 3.2
Engines 3.2 Litre
Frequency Every 48,000 miles or 4 years
Replacement Costs
£695 plus VAT Includes Water Pump – 3.2 GTAs have a plastic water pump impeller that needs to be replaced with a steel type.
2.5 and 3.0 Litre 24v V6
Models 156, 166, GTV, Spider
Engines 2.5L and 3.0L 24 Valve V6 Engined Cars
Frequency Every 60,000 miles or 4 years
Replacement Costs
£695 plus VAT With Water Pump
OTHER FIAT MODELS
Punto 1.9 JTD
Punto 1.2 16v
Punto 1.2 8v
Punto 1.4 and 1.4 Turbo including Abarth
Multipla 1.9 JTD 8v
PLEASE CALL FOR PRICES ON THE CARS LISTED ABOVE
There is a huge range of recent FIAT models with a wide variety of engines.
Many of these engines are the same as those fitted to Alfa Romeo cars.
Please call for Timing Belt replacement costs for any FIAT models not listed above.And don’t worry if you’re not sure if your car has a Timing Belt or not . . . just give us a call for advice.
Auxiliary Belts
Auxiliary belts and tensioners often require replacement at the same time the timing belt is replaced