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I'm presently saving up my pennies to buy a Cambelt with tensioner kit for the when it comes time to make a change. Off fleabay £200

One question though, after watching a well known television 'buy a car and tart it up then sell it' program. The mechanic bod said when you change a cam belt it makes a good idea to change the water pump as well.

Does this apply to fozzies.

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ubdai
 

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How many miles??

If you were running to the US schedule of the FIRST timing belt change being at 105K miles then yes changing the pump and pulleys etc makes good sense.

With our timing belt schedule of 50/60K miles (depends on SF or SG) then maybe at the second change. Also depends on knowing the history of your vehicle.
 

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In all my previous PSA cars I have always changed the waterpump together with the cambelt. It only added the part price to the cost and fitting of the pump itself. No need to dismantle anything (has already been done for the cambelt). I guess if the same applies to Subaru engines it would make sense to do the same.
What's the cambelt schedule on the SG btw? 5yrs/?? miles?
 

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ah! good old ed china, mr cautious mechanic. It wasnt the Peugoet 206 by any chance was it?
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Anything that runs around the timing belt should be changed at the same time. (All the pulleys / gears, water pump, belt and tensioner) its just good practice.
 

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Yea change the water pump while your in there. I worked at a Dodge dealer,and you would not beleive how many people said no to the water pump, even after I explained to them that it will cost a lot more down the road if you don't do it now. I wasn't selling Dodge stuff just trying to help them out.
 

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I always used to replace the water pump when I changed cambelts on my 205 GTi's... but then again, a water pump is about £15 on a 205.

Having said that, when my cambelt was done recently by S4U, they didn't change the pump. At the end of the day, changing it is a bit of an insurance policy but if there are no visible signs of leakage and it's not noisy then there's no requirement to change it.
 
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