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      S40 Timing Belt Question

      When should a timing belt be replaced on an S40 2.4i? If a car has mostly highway miles does that cause less wear and tear on the timing belt?

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      Or time, 7 yrs. on the safe side, 10 yrs, max, irregardless of mileage.
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      it's due @ 120k. I did mine @ 102k because I had the time home from work. ~ $530 @ local dealer, didn't need the other stuff done that they wanted to do.
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      Just did mine at 88,000 miles along with the tensioner and accessory belts. What's your mileage at?
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      83k. Bought the car less than two years ago with 9k on it so mostly highway miles. First set of brakes lasted over 80k.

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      I would just get it done and over with.
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      Quote Originally Posted by fnichol View Post
      83k. Bought the car less than two years ago with 9k on it so mostly highway miles. First set of brakes lasted over 80k.
      Wait, you put 74K on the car in less than 2 years? Holy dang, I thought I drove a lot! I personally don't see the need to do it prematurely. There has not been evidence (at least not on this forum) of any timing-related parts failing early.

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      I tried to have it done at 100 and our dealership told me not to bother till 120.
      I looked at the belt and it looks fine. I'm waiting till 120.
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      I just had mine done by a Volvo mechanic as side work. Only charged me $200, but I supplied the parts. Plus side to it besides the cheap route, I got to watch him and learn some stuff, plus all the "tricks" to make it simpler and quicker. I'll be doing it next time. Only took 2 hours, with him taking breaks and us getting sidetracked looking at his race car

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      Can anyone outline what else should be changed with the timing belt at 120k? My understanding is the tensioner pulley, water pump and of course the belt itself. There are all sorts of kits out there with what you can buy. Can anyone make any suggestions on which one?

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      120k is the timing belt service which obviously entails the belt, idler, and tensioner (water pump per inspection) plus the aux belts since they will be off to do the service. Then comes the addition of your second 60k service which is engine filter, cabin filter, oil change, spark plugs, and brake flush.

      All together about a $1200 bill.
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      Quote Originally Posted by -ForceFed- View Post
      120k is the timing belt service which obviously entails the belt, idler, and tensioner (water pump per inspection) plus the aux belts since they will be off to do the service. Then comes the addition of your second 60k service which is engine filter, cabin filter, oil change, spark plugs, and brake flush.

      All together about a $1200 bill.
      Do you know the part nos for the serpentine belts?
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      Quote Originally Posted by inlinevolvo View Post
      Do you know the part nos for the serpentine belts?
      There aren't any serpentine belts on this car. Which belts are you referring to? There's the timing belt, the a/c belt and the alternator belt.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tmtalpey View Post
      There aren't any serpentine belts on this car. Which belts are you referring to? There's the timing belt, the a/c belt and the alternator belt.
      Those are commonly referred to as serpentine/aux belts.
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      Quote Originally Posted by thebracko View Post
      Those are commonly referred to as serpentine/aux belts.
      Yes, this is what I was referring to. There are so many outlets that I feel unconfident to pull the trigger.
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      Quote Originally Posted by inlinevolvo View Post
      Yes, this is what I was referring to. There are so many outlets that I feel unconfident to pull the trigger.
      I got mind from IPD, along with the timing belt kit. Everything fit perfectly.

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      Quote Originally Posted by wezol View Post
      I got mind from IPD, along with the timing belt kit. Everything fit perfectly.
      Thanks! I believe their timing belt kits include the belt and tensioners. What about the water pump? Seems like a cheap reason not to do it. By the way, how much was the install?
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      Quote Originally Posted by inlinevolvo View Post
      Thanks! I believe their timing belt kits include the belt and tensioners. What about the water pump? Seems like a cheap reason not to do it. By the way, how much was the install?
      The timing belt kit came with the tensioner and idler pulley, does not come with the water pump. I did not replace mine.

      My install cost me $200, but that's an exception as it was done by a Volvo mechanic on the weekend at his house.