My ability to rationalise a 308 has improved lately and amongst bulk research I found this great forum. I am leaning to an early GTB and have one to look at this week. It's expensive but also has a very thick history file.
I'm in Brisbane Australia and have owned/rebuilt mainly Jaguars over the years. Am looking forward to digging deeper into any forum post with 308 in the title and looking at the guide type info.
I'm looking forward to learning more about these great cars
one thing I'm wondering is about the age vs miles question on cam belts. The car I'm looking at had them changed 2 years ago and has done about 5000 miles since.
Is there a general view about trigger points for changing them again? ie is it time or miles or a combination?
Regarding the belts, the owner's manual states the age and mile intervals (whichever comes first). I think it is something like 5 years or 45k miles, but someone who has theirs handy can look it up. It might also vary for different markets and years.
But if the t-belt has 2 years and 5k miles, that is great in my opinion. It still has at least 3 years left in its recommended service interval, and if it was done by the current owner in the midst of ownership, then it is a sign of conscientious care, vs. a dealer or someone taking a neglected car and changing the belts to be able to sell it with a "recent service".