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Has anyone ever changed the timing belt? How hard is it on a 2006 S60R MT? I talked to the guys at Volvo and they said change it at 100k miles just to be safe. Well the thing is the car has 110,000 miles and the engine was replaced around 40,000. It seems to be in good shape, but is there a way to tell if I should change it?
 

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engine was replaced at 40k....that's nice...was the belt? If you can't prove it then yes its time to change, along with the water pump.
 

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engine was replaced at 40k....that's nice...was the belt? If you can't prove it then yes its time to change, along with the water pump.
I am also looking into getting it changed...You can do it yourself but if you get the timing wrong you can wreak havok. Take the $750 and get it done at a specialist along with the waterpump. Either that or you have two more choices...do it yourself...mess it up or play the how long will my timing belt last game and hope and pray that you catch it before you take a high speed crank run...I can feel the shutter of the valves bending and breaking now!
 

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Plenty of people do timing belts on interference engines without wreaking havoc. Have you done one before? If not, I wouldn't suggest it. But then again the first car I did a timing belt install on was an mk4 gti and that went fine. As long as you transcribe the marks to the new belt and count teeth, you can't mess it up unless you find a way to destroy a tensioner or idler pulley. I'll be doing mine sometime this summer and taking pictures. If you can hold out until then, you can follow my lead.
 

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engine was replaced at 40k....that's nice...was the belt? If you can't prove it then yes its time to change, along with the water pump.
Yea it kind of worries me though what kind of hell the previous owner put the car through. I'm not sure if the timing belt was changed or not. I figured it would be better to change it now than spend 5 grand on new valves when it does decide to break.
 

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Plenty of people do timing belts on interference engines without wreaking havoc. Have you done one before? If not, I wouldn't suggest it. But then again the first car I did a timing belt install on was an mk4 gti and that went fine. As long as you transcribe the marks to the new belt and count teeth, you can't mess it up unless you find a way to destroy a tensioner or idler pulley. I'll be doing mine sometime this summer and taking pictures. If you can hold out until then, you can follow my lead.
I've done a few before, but parts on this car don't come cheap so I dont want to make any mistakes. I don't drive it a whole lot so I'll probably wait for you to put up your guide.
 

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Yea it kind of worries me though what kind of hell the previous owner put the car through. I'm not sure if the timing belt was changed or not. I figured it would be better to change it now than spend 5 grand on new valves when it does decide to break.
then again you could just blow the engine and rebuild it with darton sleaves and TKI pistons.....yummy then you could build the first 1000hp R...make it happen
 

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then again you could just blow the engine and rebuild it with darton sleaves and TKI pistons.....yummy then you could build the first 1000hp R...make it happen
Hahaha I'm taking donations :D
 

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then again you could just blow the engine and rebuild it with darton sleaves and TKI pistons.....yummy then you could build the first 1000hp R...make it happen
that'd be nice punching out the block, doing all the head work necessary to increase the rev limit, and not spooling until 5 or 6k.
 

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i had a good thread about this in the late part of last year, i havent done mine yet I inspected and it look ok. i will search for it and link it when I find it. it is definitely possible to do yourself, it all depends on your confidence in yourself, and taking the time to do it right. there is also more than one opinion about the water pumps on these vehicles. i have some info I can email you as well to help with the DIY. if you want the email PM me your address.

http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?160962-Timing-belt-replacement-how-to

i think actually all the info in the email is in the thread because we had a problem getting the email to work but if you still want it ill send it anyways
 

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i had a good thread about this in the late part of last year, i havent done mine yet I inspected and it look ok. i will search for it and link it when I find it. it is definitely possible to do yourself, it all depends on your confidence in yourself, and taking the time to do it right. there is also more than one opinion about the water pumps on these vehicles. i have some info I can email you as well to help with the DIY. if you want the email PM me your address.

http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?160962-Timing-belt-replacement-how-to

i think actually all the info in the email is in the thread because we had a problem getting the email to work but if you still want it ill send it anyways
And I thought I was a little out there heading towards a Stage 2+ this summer....My Family thinks i'm insane with my CURRENT setup which is lacking FMIC, Tune and Meth...TeeHee Let the games begin ;)
 
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