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Thread: My Vectra's 2 years old and nearing 40k. Does it need new cam belt

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    Default My Vectra's 2 years old and nearing 40k. Does it need new cam belt

    Hi my cars at 36500 and I know you are recommended to change cam belt. Is this easy to do if your a beginer or is it really hard. What sort of price am I looking at for this a dealer. Also whats the diff between timing and cam belt.

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    my recommendation to yourself is....

    DONT TRY IT YOURSELF!!!

    especially if your a beginner.

    i dont know how much it will cost, but if you phone the garage they will tell you.

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    Is it that bad like. Whats the diffrence between cam and time belt. Also is there any other price stingers st 40k cause just had me service the other week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollercoaster63 View Post
    Hi my cars at 36500 and I know you are recommended to change cam belt. Is this easy to do if your a beginer or is it really hard. What sort of price am I looking at for this a dealer. Also whats the diff between timing and cam belt.
    Would help if we new what engine you have, if its a diesel then its going to be 80k at the earliest, petrols now range from 60-100k again it all depends on what type. If your car is under warranty then dont even try doing it yourself if you have never done one before. Leave it to the pro's!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollercoaster63 View Post
    Is it that bad like. Whats the diffrence between cam and time belt. Also is there any other price stingers st 40k cause just had me service the other week.

    for 1, im not 100% where it is....

    also, it needs tensioning and all sorts, not the sort of tools a "beginner" would have.

    i may be wrong, but that was my opinion. i think it costs around 250 - 300 to get it done by a garage.... but if you dont do it and it breaks, your looking upwards of 1000 quid to fix!

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    cam belt and timing belts are the same thing.

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    its a 1.9 cdti 150. The warrenty book recommends 40k but would it be ok to get it done at 80k still. Does it give you any warnings before it breaks

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    a cambelt and a timing belt are exactly the same things, just different terms for the same item..your 150 diesel has a reccomended interval of 100,000 mile but as Sundance said.. this isn't a job for anyone who's not totally confident in their abilities. it's far too easy for things to go disasterously wrong..

    To give you some idea, if you did want to attempt it yourself, the locking kit to do that engine is over £200 and you won't do it without it..

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    sorry just read your profile, 1.9 16v aint due till 100k, 1.9 8v is 80k, you have plenty of time to save up and get it done at a garage, i have done a few of them and you are probably talking the best part of 2.5 hours labour at least.

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    How come vauxhall say 40k then. Is it just to get more money out of you. When did you change your cam. thanks for your help and advice mate

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