On a 2001 mazda bravo turbo disel when do I have to change the timming belet it's done 176000 ks
Without knowing which diesel engine you have, I'll have to guess that you have a 2.5L (B2500) - Note: the more detailed information you give us, the more accurate our answers will be :-)
As a general rule, cambelts (with tensioner assembly & seals) have a limited life and should always be replaced every 100,000km, or sometimes earlier depending on manufacturer. The reasoning behind this is that most engines will suffer major internal damage if the cambelt snaps (this is what is meant by 'Interference' engines). As the engine has to be opened up to carry out this service, it can be a costly maintenance. For this reason, it is also common to replace the waterpump at the same time (to avoid having to open up the engine again) as waterpumps have been known to fail beyond 100,000km.
The good news....if you DO have a 2.5L (B2500) engine, then this engine is a NON interference engine - which means, if the cambelt did snap, your engine would not suffer any internal damage, compared to interference engines.
Hope this helps.....
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May 07, 2011 |
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