Next came the engine. With the cam covers off, it is really quite simple to change the belts, the only really important bit is to ensure that the cams do not move! (or if they do, you can realign them) I also replaced the cam bearings.
Whilst the covers were off they were cleaned and painted in black Hammerite.
The air con compressor had to come off in order to get to the belts. So this was also stripped down, serviced and cleaned up. I also converted the system from the old gas which had long since leaked away to the new R134a gas and lubricant.
Below are three picture of the new timing belts in place