Buying a car is a big budget for most of us, however, to this one you will have to add the routine service of your motor vehicle, and for some routine service acts the bill can be quite high. It is consequently logical to ask yourself when is the right time to accomplish these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. In this article we are going to describe to you when to replace the timing belt on your Citroen C6? For that, first of all, we are going to find out why it is essential to do this act of routine service, then, when to do the timing belt of your Citroen C6 , then, we are going to fairly quickly describe to you how this change is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Citroen C6.
Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Citroen C6?
As we informed you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Citroen C6 represents a very important budget, so we discover that you are cautious to do it and to allow you to discover the value of this fix, so we will fairly quickly describe why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Citroen C6’s timing belt objective
The timing of a Citroen C6 has an important 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 issue with the timing of a Citroen C6 is that it is internal to the engine. And so, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is impossible to visually verify its condition. So you might believe that this belt is just an insignificant component, but the risks you take if you don’t replace it in time are substantial. If the timing of your Citroen C6 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 also break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more serious the results are. It is consequently fundamental to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Citroen C6?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Citroen C6? It is necessary to know that each engine unit is different and as we described above, we must not miss on the replacement of this component. The more we advance in time the more the manufacturers improve the timing belt and normally the more recent your Citroen C6 will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. However, look at your Citroen C6’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can achieve before you do the timing . Generally, 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 Citroen C6?
As the timing belt of a Citroen C6 represents a high budget, one can logically question if it is not possible to replace it yourself. Regrettably it is very hard to access and just the most skilled amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will have the ability to consider this process, we will however fairly quickly illustrate the different steps to be executed to change this timing belt:
- Place the Citroen C6 on stands, and depending on your engine you may possibly have to remove a wheel. Remove the timing gearboxes
- To achieve this, 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 elements that bother you (damper pulley for example).
- Remove the old distribution after loosening the tension rollers. Before positioning the new one, you must remove all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
- Mount the new water pump.
- Install the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
- Install the new distribution of your Citroen C6 by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt as outlined by the manufacturer’s specifics.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Check that the engine unit is running effectively.
Changing 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 change the timing belt of your Citroen C6 . Take note that if you do it at the mechanic of the brand or at a motor vehicle center like Feu Vert the price can vary 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. Please be aware that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
To find more tips on the Citroen C6, take a look at the Citroen C6 category.