Werent that fast but were okay for the time. Had maybe 120hp but didnt even weigh a ton
Just a wee update bout the timing belt
Ive had a look and sent the pics to Kevin yesterday but hes not been online. Im itching to see if my thinking is right about this so here goes..
Got the top cover off and couldnt see any sticker to say its been done
I did find 2 marks, like tippex, on the engine tho. I had to start/ stop the engine a few times and eventually got this, marks on the 2 cogs as well
im not a mechanic but im thinking it wouldnt come out the factory like that and someones marked that to change the belt
The belt interval is 105000/ 120 months. This has done 120000 and is 12.5 years old so im hoping im right thinking this is surely its second belt?
What you think guys?
Last edited by watty; 24-12-2014 at 19:30.
Sound thinking I reckon mate
That's a scary change interval isn't it? Seems like ageeeeeees! Or are VW just really cautious (4 years/60k I think on my old VRS)?
Thanks Mr C
Thats sound then, been convincing myself it had to have been done but wasnt sure if i was missing out some other senario..
Yeah thats seem like agggges like you said. Was reading that some Volvos are 120000 miles, thats a bit chancy sounding to me. The mrs Golf was something like half that as well
Couldnt see why it wouldve been serviced every year till 2013 and not had that done so alls good there i think
Those marks look relatively fresh to me, plus like you say, if someone's bothered to service it so religiously they won't have skipped a belt change.
I would think with those marks which look fresh it has had a belt, I use typex as well , it makes looking for the timing marks easier. Do you have the previous owners names/ addresses on the log book, try finding a phone number from the net and contacting them.
or contact the volvo/indy garages and get them to check their records.