Aux belt change question



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Apologies if this has been done to death before but does the aux belt need changing at 3 years irrelevant of mileage?

My local Renault dealer printed me off a service schedule and you would read it as 36000 miles or 5 years whichever comes first.24828

My car had it's cambelt and aux belt changed 3 years ago and has roughly done 5000 miles since then. So do I need to get the aux belt replaced? and if so just a belt or both belt and tensioner?

Thanks

Chris
 
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If it was me I’d do aux belt and tensioner at 3 years or 36k, whichever comes soonest.
 
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I asked the same question almost a year ago and took the advice of the specialist I use (SWR) and opted to change it at the 3 years.

It'll come as a kit with the tensioner from renault.
 
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Manual states 5 years/36k miles but the its actually

Aux Belt: 3 Years / 36K whichever comes first.
Cam Belt: 5 Years 72K whichever comes first.


I believe that renault changed it after a few aux belts started snapping earlier than the service schedule which was printed in the book
You have to remember the book was printed a good number of years ago!
 
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Spoke to Rentech today who it was that did the belts 3 years ago and they said with the low mileage the car does they'd leave it and do it at the next cam belt change?!

If I do leave it, you know it will snap and take cam belt with it!
 
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I find it crazy that the belt could possibly be left to run over 3 years and take the gamble.

Even with low mileage I would still be getting it done as the age could cause the belt to crack as rubber does perish.

My car has done less than 700 miles in 3 years and my belts are due July 2019 and to save time and hassle I’m doing the lot (Aux & T Belt kits)
 


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