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Old Sep 13th, 2021, 21:28   #1
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My car is a March 2014 D2 V60 R Design Manual with 101,000miles on it.
When should the timing belt be changed?
Is there any particular type of belt it needs?
Any advice greatly appreciated….
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My car is a March 2014 D2 V60 R Design Manual with 101,000miles on it.
When should the timing belt be changed?
Is there any particular type of belt it needs?
Any advice greatly appreciated….
Thanks
yes , it is on the 87500 mile service or 10 years which ever comes first..

ALWAYS get the genuine volvo parts , they are known to work with no worry . Check the water pump , they often weep slightly rather than fail..

The interval used to be 150,000 miles but volvo revised it about 7 years ago .
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My car is a March 2014 D2 V60 R Design Manual with 101,000miles on it.
When should the timing belt be changed?
Do you know if yours is the 1.6 (115 BHP) or 2.0 (120 BHP VEA) ? I think it will be the former if it's 2014MY.
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Do you know if yours is the 1.6 (115 BHP) or 2.0 (120 BHP VEA) ? I think it will be the former if it's 2014MY.
the vea engines have also been revised to 90,000 mile intervals for the last 4 years
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yes , it is on the 87500 mile service or 10 years which ever comes first..

ALWAYS get the genuine volvo parts , they are known to work with no worry . Check the water pump , they often weep slightly rather than fail..

The interval used to be 150,000 miles but volvo revised it about 7 years ago .
Do you know if there was a reason the service intervals were nearly halved around 4 years after launch of the V60, at a time presumably when some early cars would have been passing the 90,000 mile mark ?

It would suggest there was a number of failures occurring significantly prior to the 150,000 mile mark ?
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Do you know if there was a reason the service intervals were nearly halved around 4 years after launch of the V60, at a time presumably when some early cars would have been passing the 90,000 mile mark ?

It would suggest there was a number of failures occurring significantly prior to the 150,000 mile mark ?
A question close to my heart, as mine is now on 91k miles with the original cambelt!
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A question close to my heart, as mine is now on 91k miles with the original cambelt!
I'd be looking to replace that ASAP if it was my car
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Yes, I guess that's a fairly common view. However I've seen no forum reports of VEA belt failures, other than where the belt has been replaced! Plenty of comments though where owners have belatedly realised that they're well over the revised replacement threshold (was originally 144k miles), a situation not helped by dealers still getting confused about the interval; at the dealer service in January I was told it was 108k.

The replacement interval was originally set at 144k miles, so I wonder what incidents or assessment led to the significant reduction to 90k?
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Yes, I guess that's a fairly common view. However I've seen no forum reports of VEA belt failures, other than where the belt has been replaced! Plenty of comments though where owners have belatedly realised that they're well over the revised replacement threshold (was originally 144k miles), a situation not helped by dealers still getting confused about the interval; at the dealer service in January I was told it was 108k.

The replacement interval was originally set at 144k miles, so I wonder what incidents or assessment led to the significant reduction to 90k?
I think that's a common mistake with dealers as the 5 cylinder is 108k miles, can't help with the rationale behind the 144k down to 90k though sorry
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I think that's a common mistake with dealers as the 5 cylinder is 108k miles, can't help with the rationale behind the 144k down to 90k though sorry
It’s a great pity that dealers are still or have in the past made such mistakes. They are supposed to be the experts, they are the ones with all the diagnostic tools and manufacturers info. One has to ask “why guess”, there’s no shame in admitting you don’t know everything and you may have to consult the paperwork or whatever. What comeback, if any would you have if, having asked the question and received a wrong answer, your car wrecked itself with or due to a snapped belt?
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