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Citroen C3 timing belt replacement time and kit make

  • 09-11-2021 5:53pm
    Registered Users Posts: 779 ✭✭✭ MichaelR


    I have a 2015 (152) 1.2l Citroen C3. A nice nippy small car, a UK import, just under 60k km on the clock at present. I bought it super low mileage in September 2019 and for obvious reasons added less mileage than expected since!

    However, the official time for timing belt replacement is 5 years and 100k km. And the car is already 6 years old.

    How urgently do I need to replace that timing belt?

    And also: are any of Febi, Dayco, Gates timing belts any good? That's what I can find online. Or do I need to get one from a Citroen dealer, presumably at triple the price?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,104 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III

    I'd look for a good indie for that job.

  • Registered Users Posts: 779 ✭✭✭ MichaelR

    Indie is the only option! But I need to supply the belt kit.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,773 ✭✭✭✭ crosstownk

    Citroen/Peugeot/Stellantis do a second line of parts under the name Eurorepar. A Citroen dealer will give you the price of the Eurorepar timing belt kit. It'll be less expensive than the original kit but maybe a bit more expensive than some other brands.