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Is200 cambelt advice please

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Hi to all is200 owners not sure where I'm surpose to post. Need advice please I have a is200 sport currently on 112000 miles cambelt was done at 635000 by previous owner in June 2009 I haven' had it done I know it' short on milege but I know it' due on time my question is can I leave it till later this year as at the moment just after Christmas things are tight but at the same time don' want it to snap what are people s thoughts on it cheers

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To be honest the choice is yours,you can have it done or take the risk and leave it in the hope that it doesn't snap. I personally would play safe rather than be sorry 

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I thought it was 10 years or 100k miles? Or is that just the IS300?

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it was originally but then revised downwards to 60,000 miles or 6 years whichever comes first 

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so its 60,000 miles or 6years whichever comes first with regards to the IS200 mk1

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Going to bite the bullet and get it done my mechnic at my local garage asked me if the water pump was driven off the cam belt I looked and I said I don' think so. So it' just the belt and tensioners could have done without the expense but I don' want my car to die I'll wait back to hear from him thank you for your messages on this everyone

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You're doing the right thing. For their age these cars are relatively trouble free. I hear you when you say things are tight but it would be a shame to lose one through cutting corners.

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Just a quick update so my local mechanic has quoted me 325.00 to replace the belt I'm just in the frame of mind to leave it now as I only do 2500 miles a year the car is not a daily driver but I do want to ask the question why do manufacturers use belts and not chains as this kind of maintenance is very expensive not happy

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The choice is yours really 

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