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I have a 2000 S40 Volvo with 101,000 miles. I have not replaced the timing belt yet. I know it is recommended earlier than this, but what is your experience?

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I believe the interval is 105k so you are okay. get it scheduled though

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If that belt breaks and you have an interference engine the valve can be damaged because the piston comes up and hits the valve that is left open when belt breaks

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You need to change the timing belt at every 100,000 interval. I too own a 1999 S40 I still have 20,000km's to go however I would suggest you don't wait the 100,000, break downs are a drag. MCM

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