Buying a car is a big budget for many people, however, to this one you will have to add the routine service of your car, and for some routine service acts the bill can be quite high. It is so obvious to ask yourself when is the most fortunate time to perform 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 Fiat Bravo? For that, first of all, we are going to see why it is important to achieve this act of routine service, then, when to do the timing belt of your Fiat Bravo , then, we are going to quickly demonstrate to you how this change is done, and, finally, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Fiat Bravo.
Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Fiat Bravo?
As we informed you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Fiat Bravo represents a considerable budget, so we understand that you are hesitant to do it and to allow you to understand the benefit of this fix, so we will quickly show you why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Fiat Bravo’s timing belt objective
The timing of a Fiat Bravo has a vital function in the smooth running of your engine. Indeed, 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 allow the engine unit 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 unit.
What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed in time?
The issue with the timing of a Fiat Bravo is that it is internal to the engine unit. And as a result, unlike an accessory belt, it is unachievable to visually verify its state. So you might believe that this belt is just an unimportant component, but the risks you take if you don’t replace it in time are big. If the timing of your Fiat Bravo breaks, you will most certainly have to replace the engine of this one. Indeed, the pistons will hit the valves and destroy them, and the camshaft will as well break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more significant the outcomes are. It is therefore crucial to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Fiat Bravo?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Fiat Bravo? It is required to know that each engine is different and as we revealed earlier, 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 Fiat Bravo will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. Nevertheless, look at your Fiat Bravo’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 Fiat Bravo?
As the timing belt of a Fiat Bravo represents a high budget, one can logically question if it is not possible to replace it yourself. Unfortunately it is very difficult to access and only the most knowledgeable amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to consider this procedure, we will however quickly explain the different steps to be performed to change this timing belt:
- Place the Fiat Bravo on stands, and based on your engine unit you may have to remove a wheel. Take out the timing gearboxes
- To do this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine unit elements remain in the right position, otherwise your engine unit will break. Take out the other elements that bother you (damper pulley for example).
- Take out 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.
- Mount the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
- Mount the new distribution of your Fiat Bravo by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt as indicated by the manufacturer’s data.
- 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 change the timing belt of your Fiat Bravo . Be aware that if you do it at the mechanic of the brand or at a car center like Feu Vert the price can vary quite a lot, but generally we estimate that the price of the distribution varies between 400 and 900 euros , based on the place where you do it and your engine unit. Take note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
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