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    Monday this week i had my cambelt changed for the first time(70,000). When i went to collect the car i spoke to the chap at the garage and he expressed how lucky i have been. He showed me the old belt and it had tiny cracks going across the whole belt all around it and in one purticular spot there was a chunk missing or taken out of the belt(how can this happen). The tensioners were a little tired to, one of them could hardly turn and the bearings were nacked.

    Anyway iam glad the job have been done now so i suggest anyone thinking about there cambelt not to wait around but just get it booked in and replaced as soon as possible.

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    Water pump too?

    Lucky lucky man!!

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    Ferkin hell, lucky bu@@er!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew's ? View Post
    Water pump too?

    Lucky lucky man!!
    It was not needed so i left it. I feel sometimes you can go on and on.

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    i thought i was cutting it close, i had mine changed at 50,000

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    I had a Cavalier which saved me by w*****g the water pump out, when the new pump was fitted they did the belt as well, he showed me it and it had a hole the size of a 5p bit right in the centre of it, reckoned it would have come apart in a matter of days.

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    and VX say leave them till 80,000......

    just goes to show the benefits of an early change..lucky lucky man PIMM,,...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    and VX say leave them till 80,000......

    just goes to show the benefits of an early change..lucky lucky man PIMM,,...
    Surprised so many of you guys wait till you's reach these high milage figures. I was told that Vauxhall had reduced the limit to 40,000 miles for safety. I believe it was even in the national papers some 2-3 years ago. Keep safe guys and change it at 40k.

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    LOL, i've been advocating 40K changes on here since i joined in early 2005....Now perhaps folks might take their cambelts more seriously than their wallets..

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    Exactly Mark. It can mean the difference between another '0' on the end of the bill or not.
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