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Timing belt I am at 159,000 km on my car and I was told that I should have the timing belt changed. The car was bought new and driven by an old lady until I bought it. It is in near perfect shape but is it really necessary to do the above? Thats an expensive job.

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Yup Do it if you can .... it may never break but it is so much cheaper then the damage that occurs if it does!
Just because it was babied it will still have a much higher chance of breakage with every km it continues
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