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#1 sharalaxy

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 09:21 AM

Hi can someone tell me if a 59 plate Galaxy Ghia 140 Diesel 2.0 has a timing belt or chain and the milage for checking/changing.
I just cannot find out for sure some people say chain some belt some say early ones had chain new ones have belt, I am confused and want to know for sure.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:24 AM

Not 100% certain, but I believe the MkIII Galaxy diesel uses the Ford version of the Peugeot DW10 engine, which is fitted with a cam belt. According to the Ford schedules here, the replacement interval for cambelt, tensioner and idlers is 10 years / 125000m... which does seem a long time!

You might get a more definite response asking in the Mk III section, the only thing the VW built MkI/II has in common with the MkIII is the Ford badge.:)

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:26 PM

Not 100% certain, but I believe the MkIII Galaxy diesel uses the Ford version of the Peugeot DW10 engine, which is fitted with a cam belt. According to the Ford schedules here, the replacement interval for cambelt, tensioner and idlers is 10 years / 125000m... which does seem a long time!

You might get a more definite response asking in the Mk III section, the only thing the VW built MkI/II has in common with the MkIII is the Ford badge.^_^


Thanks for the link it was very helpful in other ways also, I'm shocked at the high service life but nevertheless very happy if it is the way it is as compared to the Mk11 it will save a lot of money for me as I shouldn't need to change it as I normally have another car before that age and mileage.
Nice cheap motoring for me by the looks of it.