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    Question Help with timing belts

    i have heard that the vectra is well known for snapping the timing belt.
    is this true, how often should i change it and the pre tentioners?

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    The belt and tensioners should be changed at 40k miles, the problem VX had was the plastic rollers drying out and seizing up causing the belt to snap. That's how I remember it anyway !


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    I thought the CDTi was 100,000 miles or 10 years not that I would wait that long though

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    oh right, I was refering to petrol engines

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    The CDTi is 100,000 miles by the book..
    the 3.2 V6 is 80,000 by the book..

    I have to say thou that if anyone even thinks they will leave it that long, then they're braver folk than me..My 3.2 V6's belt and rollers will be changed at 35-40,000 as it's cheaper to get a belt than a new engine..

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