User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: conflicting info from my 2 local main dealers, which is true?

  1. #1
    Regular Member rjw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    cornwall
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default conflicting info from my 2 local main dealers, which is true?

    ok so i went into one of my local dealers for a couple of bits for my vectra, while i was there the service manager asked me if i was aware that the timing belt change interval had been reduced from 10yrs/100000 miles to 80000 miles/ 8yrs.
    this got me into a little worry as mine has done 86000 miles, so i rang my other local dealer to get it booked in, and they say that there is no such change and it is still 100000miles/ 10 years,
    now whos right? dealer 1 or dealer 2?
    dealer 1 i always go to for parts, as they sell parts cheaper, but dealer 2 always does the maintanance on my car because they are far more professional in their servicing dept.
    both are main franchised dealers, but surely dealer 2 would be aware of such a change?
    so can anyone help, as i've been using the mrs's 1.4 corsa since dealer 1 told me this, having done at least 6k more than i should of on cambelt! is it critical to get it done now or not?

  2. #2
    Regular Member Craig1985's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    harwich essex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Still 10yrs 100k according to my local dealer. But I know people get them changed earlier.
    I changed mine at 86k (4yrs) and the water pump was on it's way out, plus the belt didn't look too healthy neither.

  3. #3
    VIP-Member Das's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Turdsville
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Lada

    Trim : Riva

    Engine : 6.0 V12

    Year : 1954

    Mileage : 567890987

    Default

    I'd be worried at 86k tbh many many documented instances of them breaking many thousands of miles short of 70k never mind the 100k vx recommend. Remember if it fails your on to plums with VX. They won't be interested in the slightest. An awful lot of people recommending 50k for all timing belts.

  4. #4
    Regular Member lee gsi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hampshire (Near Havant) . .Drives: Signum 1.9 CDTi
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Signum

    Trim : Design

    Engine : 1.9 CDTi

    Year : 2005

    Default

    Pretty sure it has been changed to 80k or 8 years.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    ...........
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : .

    Trim : .

    Engine : .

    Year : .

    Default

    I was told 80k/8years by my local dealer for my car which is a GSi, dont know about yours though

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    west sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    100k...........but i wouldnt leave it that long just in case..........if yours has done 86k.get it changed.....the belts have been known to break early.....better to be safe than sorry...timing belt kit ,around £90. from www.vauxhallworldparts.com...hope this helps

  7. #7
    Regular Member kdadidog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    county durham (peterlee)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    i thought it was 60000 miles or 6 years. I done mine at about 50000 along with the water pump.

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    West
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Regardless of what the dealer tells you IMO taking the belt to 100k is a risk... my motor is on 125k & has just had it's second belt replacement.

    hth

  9. #9
    Regular Member badback's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Runcorn
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Mine was changed at 65k and the water pump was on it's last legs. So I'd get it changed mate.

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Devon
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by peelmeister View Post
    I was told 80k/8years by my local dealer for my car which is a GSi, dont know about yours though

    I replaced mine on my GSi at 65k / 6.5 years (it had never been changed before) and the belt had some largish splits in it. There is no way I would ever leave it for 80k and 8 years!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Main dealers are a pain!!!
    By s2yob in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19th July 2011, 19:16
  2. main dealers cheaper than breakers ..
    By tosh23 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21st February 2011, 22:41
  3. VX MAIN DEALERS,WHAT A LOAD of !!!!.
    By felixx in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 24th January 2011, 23:57
  4. To hell with main dealers
    By john_k_sri in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 21st September 2007, 11:58
  5. Buying from main dealers
    By Alan in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 23rd August 2006, 13:04

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •