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    Hi All.

    Got a Vectra 2003 2.0DTi a few months ago with 113 on the clock. Now has 114k and still not had it checked over. Just wanted some advise on when to change the timing chain and water pump? And how much would it be to do £average?
    Also when I brake a knock comes from the back?

    Hope someone has got some idea, never had one of these cars before nor a diesel.

    Ash

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    i was you i would check all the springs /control arms and drop links . plus arb bushes . these are all prone to go on them . and give it a really good service

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    The timing chain isnt a service item on the dti engines and is normally good for 200,000 miles plus. Also its the cars fitted with timing belts that you would want to change the water pump on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapala View Post
    The timing chain isnt a service item on the dti engines


    Plus, it will give an audible warning (rattle) when it wants changing. Even then it can still be driven for many miles before changing.

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    Thanks for everyone's input, has helped. As for checking the springs etc not sure how to do that. is it a big job?

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    just take the wheel off and look at them to see if the have been broken . arb bushes/ drop links will make a creaking/clunking noise when you go over speed bumps and the control arms will make your car feel like the car wants to wander/drift on corners

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