My Volvo has 65,000 miles on it. Should I replace the
timing belt as the car is 10 years old or wait till the
mileage recommendation of 115,000 miles.
by Visitor in Eugene, OR on September 08, 2010
The timing belt would likely be OK until 105,000 miles, but the timing belt tensioner will definitely not last that long. I've seen some of these tensioners go before the 105,000 mile interval, so I wouldn't push it.
While your having the belt and tensioner replaced, have the water pump and idler pulleys done as well.
Bretb, You seem to know the 2000 Volvo S80 non turbo, well. Today at 162,000 my timing belt just died while I was out on open road - so having just towed it, I am now in rental car mode, who knows how much engine repair/damage will be, cost. I want to support your dont push it answer for anybody who reads this - Just Go ahead and change it while your in your shop/not on the road in a strangers hands.