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#1 mf1999


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:44 PM

hi all,


my 05 (55 reg) 2.0 hdi picasso is almost at 80k miles now and i will be starting a new job in august where i will be covering 60 miles per day commuting so now i feel it's time to get the original as i suspect cambelt and water pump changed.

now is this a hard job to do DIY or is it best left to a professional citroen specialist or the dealer?

also how much is this likely to cost?


thanks in advance

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:28 AM

My opinion- DIY is no great problem. Go about the job slowly and carefully. This is one subject that Haynes covers quite well.

I suggest a Gates complete kit, belt, pulleys, pump.

Check the crankshaft seal while you are there- if you replace use genuine.

It is recommended that Citroens special gauge is used to tension belt. Rubbish! The old school method is just as good- get hold of the belt between thumb and forefinger on the longest section and twist the belt through 90 deg. When the tension is right you will get the feel that any more than 90 deg. will start to make your fingers ache.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:57 PM

thanks for the reply,


i have a few weeks off in july so i will either attempt it DIY then (my only concern is if it snaps or has any problems then it's my problem) or take it to a garage to get it replaced.


i think the current belt on it is okay as it doesn't make any weird noises but i know it can just snap anytime and this being an interference engine it will cause some damage.

but i will be getting it replaced in the next few months so hopefully it holds on