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#1 jjboy


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:56 PM

Does anyone know how often the Serpentine or drive belt should be replaced on the 2011 to 2017 Mazda BT50 3.2. Mazda Australia say it does not need replacing unless it is showing signs of wear. Problem is by then its possibly going to be too late especially if it fails while travelling in remote areas. Personally I would think it prudent to change it at 200,000kms irrespective of wear?

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:27 AM

I will be doing mine at 100,000...... no mechanical reason I just reckon it has "been around" enough by then..... the job is not that big and the cost is not astronomical but the peace of mind would be priceless...... I replaced mine on a BA Fairmont simply because it wouldnt stop speaking, drove me nuts

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:26 PM

Thanks Poppa. I appreciate the comment.

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#4 Scotty56


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:17 PM

I carry one with me with a diagram on how it is fitted.

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