Both dealers did not have the records but said they looked at the belt and it looks good, no cracks, stresses, etc. They both offered to change the belt as part of the purchase deal.
I would ONLY let them do if they have experience in doing on an Esprit. If they do not then you need to know WHO will be doing it and make sure it is part of the deal. i.e. do not want to get caught with them saying they will sell car to you for $X and then when they find out how much the C service costs they try to add some $ to the price
1) can you really see the belt to check its condition and does a visual inspection really tell you anything?,
Might tell you if it is bad by way of cracks but absence of them does not mean it doesnt need to be changed based on time.
3) what else should be changed when doing a belt service.
ALL belts, water pump, check valves and adjust
Kenny; Dallas Tx
1995 Lexus SC300 - SOLD
1990 Nissan 300ZX - SOLD
1990 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo - SOLD
1996 Porsche 911 Cab - SOLD
1989 Porsche 928 S4 - SOLD
1994 Lotus Esprit S4
Test pipe, Ramspott & Brandt center exit exhaust, 2002 center exhaust valance, Alunox performance exhaust manifold, Spax coilovers with Eibach front springs, Elise steering wheel