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Hi!
I have a 2000 quattroporte which had done only 22,000 miles. Last belt change was at in 2004 and though car has done only 5,000 miles since then I was considering changing belt as book says every 3 years. Does anyone know how this is done or if special tools required. Also looks as though it may require stripping of front of the car ie grill radiator etc. Wish they had used a chain as wouldn't have worried so much about it.

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John
 

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The timing belt its self is easy to replace and no special tools are needed, just need to make plenty of marks on the cam shafts and crank shaft pulley.
to make life easy it is best to remove the front water pipes and all turbo pipes that are between the engine and front panel.
if you wish to change the belt yourself be very care ful as the n/s cam shaft will turn and may damage the valves when it spins.
The engine does have timing marks but you have to look hard to see them as they are made using a centre punch.
if you need any help at all let me know all glad to help :)
 
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