Hi, wonder of any of you knowledgable ppl can tell me how hard or easy it is
to replace the timing belt on a citroen xsara picasso 2.0 hdi diesel. 04
plate? I was a competent mechanic (retired now) and am fed up with the
rip-off prices charged today, so have decided to reaquaint myself with
spanners and scraped knuckles.
Any help or links appreciated.
Buy a workshop manual, not sure about the cited engine but a word of
warning, many cambelts now require the *correct* special tools to do
the job, gone are the days of the old Ford Pinto or Bedford CF type
cambelts that could be replaced on the roadside (literally in the case
of the CF, no valve/piston mating on those engines)...
Good point about getting the "correct" tension. I have not been able to
hire the necessary tool, so does anyone know how critical the belt tension
is? The Haynes Manual talks about 98 +- 2 SEEM units. This sounds very
accurate, but of course they could be covering themselves!
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