Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Dudley UK
Getz 1.4 petrol manual 2009
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Yes AUTOSPARK and grcauto thank you for your helpful advice.
It seems you both easily make assumptions and judgements with IMO a patronising and derisory attitude.
The reason for asking the questions was simply for me to be able to assess the difficulty of doing the timing belt and to work out the pitfalls, dangers and problems before I attempted it.
That's why forums are useful? - because you can discuss and evaluate things from honest comments from those people who have done a task and work out how easy or not it is (and as most decent DIY mechanics know, or learn fast by making big, costly mistakes, doing things properly is not about ego or taking on jobs that are too complex).
You know nothing of the DIY jobs I have done on a variety of cars nor how carefully I work and how good I am. I have 2 Porsche Boxster's (one for 7 years now) that I do all the maintenance, servicing and work on (except those jobs where a lift or special tools are needed or the work is far too specialised or complex).
I have only ever done 2 oil services and a starter motor on the Getz and am completely new to the engine layout (hence the seemingly daft question about where the spark plugs are! I did actually get a copy of the timing belt replacement procedure on this forum site and IMO it looks relatively easy (except for some aspects) and I did have a few questions to ask because I have never yet done a timing belt on any car!