Buying a car is a big budget for many of us, nevertheless, to this one you will have to add the maintenance of your motor vehicle, and for some maintenance works the bill can be quite high. It is consequently obvious to ask yourself when is the right time to carry out these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. On this page we are going to show you to you when to replace the timing belt on your Alfa Romeo 147? For that, first of all, we are going to see why it is necessary to achieve this work of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Alfa Romeo 147 , then, we are going to fairly quickly explain to you how this replace is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Alfa Romeo 147.


Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Alfa Romeo 147?

As we told you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Alfa Romeo 147 represents a very important budget, so we figure out that you are hesitant to do it and to allow you to figure out the importance of this repair, so we will fairly quickly show you why it is so important to do it on time.

Your Alfa Romeo 147’s timing belt action

The timing of a Alfa Romeo 147 has a vital role in the smooth running of your engine. Obviously, it will have the mission to synchronize the valves and pistons, and to make the link between the camshaft, the water pump, the crankshaft and the injection pump . It will enable the engine to work effectively, and avoid any risk of engine breakage. The shorter the distance your vehicle travels, the more your belt will be solicited when starting the engine.

What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed on time?

The problem with the timing of a Alfa Romeo 147 is that it is internal to the engine. And as a result, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is unachievable to visually verify its condition. So you might think that this belt is just an unimportant part, but the risks you take if you don’t replace it in time are substantial. If the timing of your Alfa Romeo 147 breaks, you will undoubtedly have to replace the engine of this one. Obviously, the pistons will hit the valves and damage them, and the camshaft will as well break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more serious the consequences are. It is consequently vital to make your timing belt on time .

When to do the timing belt of its Alfa Romeo 147?

We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to produce the timing belt of a Alfa Romeo 147? It is necessary to know that each engine is different and as we mentioned above, we must not miss on the replacement of this part. The more we advance in time the more the manufacturers improve the timing belt and normally the more recent your Alfa Romeo 147 will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. Nevertheless, look at your Alfa Romeo 147’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can achieve before you do the timing . On average, timing belts have a life of 5 to 10 years and a maximum mileage between 80, 000 and 200, 000km .

How to replace the timing belt of an Alfa Romeo 147?

As the timing belt of a Alfa Romeo 147 represents a high budget, one can rationally question if it is not possible to replace it oneself. Regrettably it is very difficult to access and just the most knowledgeable amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to reflect on this procedure, we will even so fairly quickly describe the different steps to be carried out to replace this timing belt:

  • Place the Alfa Romeo 147 on stands, and depending on your engine you may possibly have to remove a wheel. Remove the timing gearboxes
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  • To get this done, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine elements remain in the right position, otherwise your engine will break. Remove the other components that bother you (damper pulley for example).
  • Remove the old distribution after loosening the tension rollers. Before positioning the new one, you must take out all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
  • Place the new water pump.
  • Install the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
  • Install the new distribution of your Alfa Romeo 147 by respecting the markers.
  • Tension the belt according to the manufacturer’s specifics.
  • Put the rest of it back together.
  • Verify that the engine is running effectively.

Replacing the timing belt how much does it cost?

And finally, we’ll try to give you an idea of the price if you want to replace the timing belt of your Alfa Romeo 147 . Be aware that if you do it at the garage area of the brand or at a motor vehicle center like Feu Vert the price can vary quite a lot, but in general we estimate that the price of the distribution varies between 400 and 900 euros , depending on the place where you do it and your engine. Take note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.

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