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Old 24 Oct 2014, 01:53 am
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Default Timing belt replacement age ?--not miles.

Hi I've searched til my --never mind , ---

I'm looking to buy a 2006 PT cabrio with only 32000miles on it.

I wouldn't trust the timing belt in any of them past 70000mls --but that's not the issue--obviously the issue is age.

I'm just trying to find out how long in months/years an original timing belt will be good for.

Can anyone help me here please ?

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Old 24 Oct 2014, 06:25 am
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There really is no set time, The rule is around 100,000 miles...but some have broke at 60,000. A few here have posted that they made it to 200,000. When it brakes, it brakes...simple as that.
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There really is no set time, The rule is around 100,000 miles...but some have broke at 60,000. A few here have posted that they made it to 200,000. When it brakes, it brakes...simple as that.
Thanks for that , like I posted I'm not interested in the OE recommended miles , I live in Australia and the climate can be pretty tough on motors so I'd be changing at no more than 60000miles anyway .

I'm interested in what the OE log book recommended time (months/years) before a change would be needed is as the car I'm looking at buying is short on mileage but long on years.

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Thanks for that , like I posted I'm not interested in the OE recommended miles , I live in Australia and the climate can be pretty tough on motors so I'd be changing at no more than 60000miles anyway .

I'm interested in what the OE log book recommended time (months/years) before a change would be needed is as the car I'm looking at buying is short on mileage but long on years.
I don't know how I could have been more clear, there is no time...it breaks when it breaks. If it's been sitting awhile & that is your worry than replace it.
If you don't want to replace it, than don't buy the car.

EDIT: Maybe you should talk to some local mechanics, I don't know Australia's climate.
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Haha Nitro!

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Hi Bonkas,

Chrysler does not have a recommended time duration between timing belt changes. They only recommend the change at 100,000 miles.

I haven't read online anywhere that climate modifies this. However, based on reports, there does seem to be a large margin of error in the 100,000-mile limit. So in reality, it all depends on how comfortable you are approaching this mileage on the original belt.

My own 2005 PT has right at 90,000 on the original belt. I am planning to change it in early spring (March) when I estimate the car will have about 95,000 on it. I feel comfortable with that number based on what I've found online.
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Preventative maintenance is always a good rule to follow, If you are unsure its better to just change it in a day, then to spin / break it causing more damage.

Right?
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I changed mine at 99,999 miles. Also changed water pump and cam seals at same time. I've read to change it at 100,000 miles, also read at 120,000 miles. I've got 156,000 on my 01 PT limited 5-sp. Going to change everything again at 199,999 miles. Just do what feels right to you.
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