Slim Slaney wrote:The 1.2's don't have a timing belt.They have a chain which *should* last the life of the vehicle.I.e. it doesnt need replacing.
Sorry to make my first post such a 'mistrusting' one, but this is exactly why I was looking for a forum such as this. (I'm not doubting anyone's word)
I have just bought an '02 Ibiza 1.2 S with 42600 on the clock and was under the impression I'd have to change the belt soon. So I asked a mechanic - perhaps not a very good one (?) - and was told that my 'belt' will need changing in the next 6 months.
Is the information above definitely correct? Is there no belt? Do I not have to have the 'chain' replaced / looked at?
Great news if correct, but just wanted to make sure.
Thanks very muchEDIT:
Just had this confirmed by my local dealership.
The 1.2 DOES have a chain and DOES NOT have a belt.
Thanks very much and apologies for doubting you, had to be sure