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    Got a vectra c 57 plate with 53000 miles on it,should i get the timing belt changed now or is it to soon?would rather change it earlier rather than later,heard some horror stories of belt snaping and then costing big money to fix the engine.

    Thanks in advance guys.

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    Won't do any harm getting it done now for peace of mind

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    Personally I'd get it done. It's 5 years old now (if original belt). Get the water pump done too

    Not worth the risk of it snapping, which is usually caused by the water pump seizing.

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    Change the water pump too, these seem to be the main cause of belt failures.
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    Ok thanks,should i take it to the main dealer which will prob be expensive or will a local garage be ok with the job? if so anyone around the newcastle upon tyne area know any good garage`s that will do the job ok

    Thanks again in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by don1966 View Post
    Got a vectra c 57 plate with 53000 miles on it,should i get the timing belt changed now or is it to soon?.
    And the engine is?

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    Profile says 1.9 Cdti 150

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    Quote Originally Posted by don1966 View Post
    Ok thanks,should i take it to the main dealer which will prob be expensive or will a local garage be ok with the job? if so anyone around the newcastle upon tyne area know any good garage`s that will do the job ok

    Thanks again in advance.
    Where in Newcastle are you mate? Know a couple of good independent garages I could recommend


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    Sorry car is 1.9 cdti 150.

    I`m in whitleybay but work in Newcastle city so either coast area or newcastle.Thanks.

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    Personally I'd get it done. Change the water pump too, mines on 62000 miles now. and i believe my water pump has seized a few days ago ive had a burning rubber smell from the cam belt area so i would definitely get it done i will keep you updated when i take the cambelt cover off to inspect it
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