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Thread: Cambelt - Changing intervals

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    Default Cambelt - Changing intervals

    I understand from reading other threads on here to change them a lot earlier tham vx recommend. My 1.9 cdti 120ps is now 5 years old with just shy of 36k on the clock should I or should I not be getting it changed?

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    Are you sure the mileage is genuine, unless you're the first owner 36k in 5 years is nothing.
    I'd change it on 40k in your case

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    Don't waste your money mate wait until it has about 80000 miles on it as Vauxhall recommend 100000 miles or 10years I changed mine at 83000 at 6 years old and to be honest I wish I waited as my belt pulleys and waterpump were all fine no wear and all bearings were fine they would of easily lasted till 100000 miles no problem

    I would of saved 260 quid if i had waited but now I knownfor next time

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    100k recomended by vaux...to be safe,around 80k should be fine....change complete timing belt kit,which includes pulleys etc. available from www.vauxhallworldparts.com

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    Had mine done at 103k........

    I know scary....£506 which included all pulleys /rollers whatever and an interim service.

    Vauxhall main dealer

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    Im sure a lot of people will say different to above, 80,000 is a lot of miles and quite a few people have fell foul by not having it done earlier. I think 60,000 is ok for a diesel! If you do it, get the water pump done too.

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    I would go with the above 60k, my motor now at 125k has had the belt & pump etc... replace for the second time.
    I would rather be a little overkill than kill the motor

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    Remember its not just mileage that affects timing belts but things like oil contamination that shorten the lifespan of a belt. At 5 year Id defiantly be thinking about changing it, regardless of miles.

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    The rule I live by is every 4 years/60k/3 quarters of the stated mileage if the interval is less than 60k.

    Gazza4
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    Thanks for all the advice and input chaps, very much appreciated. I think I will get it changed as soon as possible really, piece of mind and all that although I'll not be doing that, me and cambelts don't mix, big time

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