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    has anyone heard of having to change the pulleys when changing the cambelts on the veccy b's, or am i getting ripped off?????????????
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    far from it mate!!!

    the 4 pot and 6 pot veccy B's have a BBAADD history of the pulleys breaking up and lunching all the valves.. so it is standard advice to fit a full kit including idlers and a new tensioner...

    it's just a good safety call..

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    to add to gsi's post they'll probably do the water pump aswell

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    if it's a few years old they may well offer this... it's up to you but it could be Fifty quid in the right direction...

    if this car is the baby buggy then i'd deffo do it..

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    its a p reg with 100,000 miles and is due a cambelt change as weve just bought it. differing advice says pulleysmust be changed and been quoted £200 s&f pulleys and belt, others say just belt needs changing unless pulleys are damaged (quoted £60 s&f)
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    Do the whole lot Wayne cambelt tensioner idlers and water pump 200 quid is still cheaper than an engine rebuild, always used to do the whole lot on my sri 140 every 40k

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    £980 on a n reg 1.8 astra sport to have it fixed when the cam belt snapped, wont let it happen again! so £200 for the lot seems worth it
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    Yep, the whole lot is a wise precaution.

    I checked this out when I had my B

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    im not against having it done, just wasnt sure it needed so much work to change a belt LOL
    cheers fellas
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    I would certainly change the pulleys and the tensioner, vauxhall had aproblem with them about 4/5 years ago. When I was working at a VX dealer we had to carry out a recall to change them with the belts on S - W reg cars as they were failing before they got to cambelt change interval. VX tried to extend interval to 80k but because of the problem ended up going back to 40k HTH

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