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?
Yes, but Heat in the Engine Bay is worst . 90,000 miles I believe
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Or time, 7 yrs. on the safe side, 10 yrs, max, irregardless of mileage.
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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
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?
2006 S40 2.4i FWD (wifes car, my project)
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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