Jump to content
Do Not Sell My Personal Information


Carina Servicing


Manning
 Share

Recommended Posts

My 1.6 Carina E is comming up to 70,000 miles and it's due for a Service. I understand I'll need to get the cam belt changed. Does anyone have any idea what this might cost and should I ask for other things to be done at the same time?

I'm in the Oxford area.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Had it done on my old car but couldn't coment on the cost for the Toyota.

I need mine doing soon as it goes, :unsure:

You'll be wanting the tensioners replaced at the same time I believe but that should be done anyway. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You may get a better deal by having them both done at the same time, service & cambelt

Platinum plugs get replaced at 60k too, so if they havent been done then thats another £70 ish!

:(

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My advise is to shop around & play dealers against each other for prices, they tend to lower them if they know they have competition.

Alternatively, find a local mechanic. He will do Cam belt, tensioners & plugs for a fraction of dealer prices. Friend of mine quoted £70 labour + parts.

;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had my Carina done about a year ago at 60K - used a main dealer - £275 for cam belt, valve clearance check, full service, platinum plugs. The cam belt only is listed on the invoice as £120.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Cambelt - independant (£16) - Toyota (£26) Fitting at an independant will be 3 hrs say £60-£75. Plat Plugs are £40 or £12.50 each at T's

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 10 months later...

Hi, I'm new to all this as I've just bought a 1989 Carina II GL. I've been advised to change the belts as soon as possible to be safe, but is it a job for the DIYer? Bearing in mind that you don't seem to be able to get a manual for this model, either! Any advice would be much appreciated. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Contrary to popular belief, there is a manual available for the Carina II.

This can be obtained direct from your Toyota Dealer.

Quote: Toyota 4A-F, 4A-GE Engine repair manual

Issued under: Part Number: RM063E

Price £15.52 plus VAT

It is an excellent reference giving detailed information on changing the Cam belt.

It is a relatively straight forward task. I didn't need any specialist tools to do the job. All that's really required is:

(i) Two bits of drilled steel rod to bolt onto the pulley wheel - to brace it in position in order to slacken the pulley wheel bolt.

(ii) a length of scafold pipe to put over your breaker bar to increase leverage.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just recently had my cam-belt done at the Toyota main dealers in Bristol. Both Toyota dealers in Bristol quoted the same cost at £180. This was on my '98 Avensis with the 1.8ltr 7A-FE engine.

I didn't fancy doing it myself as it looks a bit cramped down the side of my engine. The price was the same regardless of whether it was done with the service or not, so I got the belt done a month later after the next pay-day (I reckoned I was safe seeing as I only had 64000 miles on the clock).

I was quoted £80 for the Iridium plugs with the service and decided to shop around and fit the plugs myself. In the end I went for Paltinum plugs from Halfords at half the price. Maybe a false economy, but it's a little easier to swallow.

Did the Carina-II have the same engine as the Carina-E (and Avensis)?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My Carina II has the 4a-f 1600 engine.

On the subject of manuals, there is a Peter Russek manual available @ Amazon, the guy at my local spares shop says they're very good. Anyone used one?

Thanks for the heads up on the Toyota manual, too. Are they available off the shelf or does the dealer have to order them in?

Cheerz! :thumbsup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: the Manual;

My dealer initially said there wasn't one available. I contacted Toyota UK who wrote back giving me the details.

My dealer then orsered one - took about 3/4 days to arrive.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Just a quick update. I ordered the manual on Thursday & they said they would have it for me by Saturday! I've been away for the weekend, so I'm picking it up on Tuesday. (next day off!)

Cheerz!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Ive got a Carina E m reg and i am wondering if anyone can tel me how much the alarm box would cost or if they have one lying around how much would you sell it for. I have repaired it before but other faults appear now i have no alarm an crosswired it so i can start the car up:(

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share





×
×
  • Create New...




Forums


News


Membership