Date: 22 Apr 2002 12:07:28 -0600
From: andrewunix <>
Subject: Re: Advice on 95 900 SE V6

Mon, 22 Apr 2002 04:47:44 GMT, suggested: : In article <s4f6cuk173stfd4okvee7bpa8mul2qkhqtnopsamcom>, : Bob <> wrote: :> :> Was the timing belt done around 30-35K and then it went at 63K ? :> Or did they just let it go and it blew at 63 K ? If they missed the :> belt at 35K, it doesn't sound like they have much of a watch on :> regular maintenance. The factory pays for these belts (in general) :> and it's a well known issue for anyone with a V6. If, OTOH, the belt :> went after the normal service around 35K, that would be better in :> terms of how they maintained the car ie., they did what they were :> supposed to do but it broke anyway. I can't recall if the official :> change intervals are 30/60/90 or 35/65/95. :> :> Bob : : The correct intervals are 35/65/95. : Yes, they did do the belt at 35,000. I saw the receipt. Timing belt, : serpentine belt, and tensioner. Water pump done at same time. The : problem is that the next belt should have been done at 65,000 and at : 68,000 is when the belt blew, so they waited too long. A timing belt should last longer than 30,000 miles, though. 3,000 miles past the recommended service interval should be something you can get away with. I consider this an indicator of the overall quality of that engine. -- agreenbu Return to Main Index

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