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    Default Can you see if the timing belt is worn?

    Hi all,

    I have a Vec 1.8 petrol on a 54 plate that has done about 63k, I know i should probably get the cam belt changed but dont know if it was done before i got it. I know you can easly remove the top part of the cam belt cover, but will I be able to see if the belt is worn, or can it fail when it looks in good condition?

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    Basically if you gotta ask its best to change it! If you hold the belt and turn it inside out so the teeth are outwards look at the gaps inbetween the teeth for cracking... But if the belt is off better safe than sorry to change it
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    Couldn't agree with plasma any more if I tried, with a timing belt its ALWAYS better to be safe than very very sorry if it breaks.

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    estimated £300 compared to engine replacement estimated £3000 = no competition

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    Default cam belt.

    Hi i just got mine changed on my 120 cdti its done 82750 so thought get it done. when iv looked at the teeth inside they are well CRACKED ! it cost me £185 to get done plus he changed the auxiliary belt as well. rik.

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    hi guys what's is the best Timing Belt Kit to fit on my vectra c 2007 150 gm timing belt or http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=200514699987

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    Id go for this one here as it states its a genuine VX kit, is boxed as a genuine one and is cheaper than the one you saw.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-VECTR...f#ht_500wt_947

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    they say Vx that they're ok to 100,000 miles

    but mine was shot in late 70's

    i'm changing mine at 50-60000 irrespective from now on.

    not worth the risk

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    There are detailed step by step instructions on how to change the belt, rollers, tensioner and water pump for 1.8 engine in the how to section on here.

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