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    Mrs GSi has just received a letter today, calling her signum in for it's annual service..

    The dealership have also drawn her attention to the fact that the reccomended cambelt change interval now for V6's is 40,000 miles..and would she like hers done at the same time??....

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    I'll get my tools..

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    Vauxhall always do this ..... promise something they can't deliver.

    I remember getting a new Vectra-B years ago and taking it for its second service (36K) and the service reception bullying into getting the camblet changed for an extra £350 ontop of the service.

    Vx have changed the cambelt interval ..... yours could snap, because we have made you aware of it you wont be covered blah blah blah

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    LOL.. you just KNOW they're only covering their backs...80,000 was an optimistic figure at best anyway..

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    So what your saying after all those arguements a little while ago about cambelts is that VX have changed their milage to the 40k you suggested???? what a surprise. my guess is that there will be a few 3.2's in the garage soon
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    My V6 cdti is nearly on 60,000 had it since 46,000 it must be due, is £350 what vx are charging for these?

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    LOL.. i don't think that they necesarily listen to me, but yes..it seems that conventional workshop 'wisdom' has borne itself out to be true again, and that they have revised their mileage limits on our 3.2 belts.....

    anyway..i've already done a couple of folks on here's cars at the 40,000 marker..there's 2 more in our household to do as well..so i'll be getting plenty of practice thankyou....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectravirg View Post
    My V6 cdti is nearly on 60,000 had it since 46,000 it must be due, is £350 what vx are charging for these?
    around that figure yes, although it may well pay you to shop around as when Harry was looking into getting his V6 CDTi cambelt changed , his quotes varied enormously..

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    Only 40,000 That's not many miles to have such major servicing. My cavalier was 60,000 cambelt change, things seem to be going backwards instead of forwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    around that figure yes, although it may well pay you to shop around as when Harry was looking into getting his V6 CDTi cambelt changed , his quotes varied enormously..
    very true...i'll try and dig out the thread to give you an idea as to how much money you should be parting with

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideous
    Only 40,000 That's not many miles to have such major servicing. My cavalier was 60,000 cambelt change, things seem to be going backwards instead of forwards




    did you have a MK3 ecotec?.. that would have been the old reccomended limit, but they had a nasty habit of breaking the tensioners around 60K, so we always used to try and get them swapped out around 40K anyway..and then when they upped the limit to 80K.....had some nice breakages then....

    for the petrol ecotec engines, no-one will convince me to keep a belt on there longer than 40K, i've seen ( and fixed) too many that have gone wrong....

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