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Hi, can anyone tell me if it is a big job to do the belt on my 04 crdi engine as i am trying to find out for my mate that will do it fot me. can you tell me where to find a book or a page that describes how to do this? As mine has service history up to 55k and now as done 82k so dont no if it has been done? Thanks all
oh yeh got me a 2.9 crdi carnt wait till thursday to pick it up
 

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Hi, could anyone let me no the time it takes roughlyto do itand what has to be done i.e. wheel off? thanks andy
 

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takes about 3 hours, need to remove osf wheel, take out battery/airbox, support engine and remove the top gearbox mount, and remove the offside engine mount, this will give you the room to actually get to covers, the ones i've seen by 'the arches' garages have the covers snapped and cut off!
 

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thats three hours if you have done 20 or30 before and have a ramp suggest if your not totaly confident then let a dealer do it its a pig and if you mess it up then its expensive
 

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hi,My friemd is a machanic sead he would do it but we where unsure as to the time scale,Thanks guys
 

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even if your mate is a fully qualified time served mechanic its still 1 pig of a job! in the instructions they dont tell you its like 400ftlb to undo the bottom crank bolt, so you need specialist equipment andthat you have to destroy the cambelt cover , good luck mate,regards, stanman
 

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if you are going ahead get in touch with Bruno1926 he is a mine of information and can supply you with a w/shop manual which really helps, regards stanman
 

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well its done and took 4 and 1/2 hours and yes we had to cut a little bit of the timming case near the middle accross from the alternator but its done now and we changed all the other belts in there as well as they had never been toughed the beltslooked as they had all done 84k and eveyone had cracks,lucky i think not have snapped. Andy
 
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