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Old 07 Dec 2016, 10:19 am
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Default Timing Belt Longevity

There have been lots of discussions as to when to change the timing belt. Was wondering what's the longest (miles/years) anyone has gone before their belt actually broke. Just curious.
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Old 07 Dec 2016, 10:27 am
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There have been lots of discussions as to when to change the timing belt. Was wondering what's the longest (miles/years) anyone has gone before their belt actually broke. Just curious.
I believe 200 but that post was a few years back. And time plays a difference. Recommended time is around a hundred. And 7 years witchever comes first. Some stoke with 30k. So I find sitting not being run has a lot to do with it. Oil contamination will also affect it as well as antifreeze.
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Old 07 Dec 2016, 12:10 pm
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Mine went 13 years and 116k before snapping
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Old 07 Dec 2016, 12:47 pm
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The TB on my 2001 broke in August of this year with 110,000 and change.
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Old 07 Dec 2016, 01:32 pm
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From the ALLData. For normal service, it is

105000 MI or 168000 KM

Inspect
Brake Hose/Line
Constant Velocity Joint Boot
Cooling System
Check the coolant level, hoses, and clamps.
Exhaust System
Fluid - A/T
Fluid - M/T
Suspension
Inspect front suspension components.
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Engine Oil
Oil Filter, Engine
Timing Belt (E)

And for severe service maintenance, it's at 90000 MI or 144000 KM

We can put this discussion to rest now.
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Old 07 Dec 2016, 01:56 pm
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Default Re: Timing Belt Longevity

I think the purpose of the thread is about pushing luck, not recommended service.

Mine was originally changed at 98k and the replacement snapped at 214k so 116k miles for me. It was a clean snap. The belt physically looked AOK, even the lettering. It broke when I nailed the brake before pushing the clutch while moping along in 3rd.
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Old 07 Dec 2016, 02:17 pm
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My 2002 broke at 89k and after that I changeed it out at 60k later.

My 2003 was replaced at 66k as part of head gasket replacement prior to me purchasing the car but have receipt. Car now has 106k so 40k on current belt now but plan on running till 90k on belt or 7 years which ever comes first.
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Old 07 Dec 2016, 03:04 pm
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There have been lots of discussions as to when to change the timing belt. Was wondering what's the longest (miles/years) anyone has gone before their belt actually broke. Just curious.
Presuming that PT Cruiser owners follow the complete recommend maintenance schedule. As well common sence upkeep.

Most of the owners are NOT experienced or trained auto technicians. In fact many responses from members having their timing belt changed was from them contracting general auto shops and later having follow up problems because of claimed inexperience having to do with working on PT Cruisers???. Most of the reports having to do with any parts wear or failure is in my experience highly inaccurate to say very questionable mostly because there are way to many variables to even place any single part or parts in a reasonable estimate of failure catagory. There are only a couple exception one being the lower control arms the other is "wiper Blades'.

The PT Cruiser was only designed to be a 100k mile or 10 ten years from date of production vehicle. Most everything should at least go that under normal average operating conditions not extreme operating environments.

My advise is if you feel that something needs to be replaced have it looked at by a competent service shop let them give you an assignment. After all no one on this forum unless they live close to you can physically see your PT Cruiser.


The question about the claimed longest miles before any part is changed seems to me to be more a "game" who can post the highest number for the win!
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Old 07 Dec 2016, 04:15 pm
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Well, my 02 Cruiser still has original belt after 15yrs. and 28k mi.

My 05 Conv may still have original belt at 133k mi. since there is no record of it having been changed on Carfax.

I tend to drive till break on most things.
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Old 08 Dec 2016, 04:14 pm
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Default Re: Timing Belt Longevity

Thank you for all your comments. My question did not mean to suggest a "game" but, rather, was to elicit responses that might give me some wanted comfort. My '03 Limited Edition has 39K miles on it, is driven around town for no more than 5 miles a day, and is well-maintained. Just curious as to how long I might continue before the dreaded TB change.
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