User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Serviced by vx at 58,861

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    NorthWest
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Serviced by vx at 58,861

    Hi all.

    My 1.8 Club had just over 60k on the clock when I bought it in March.

    I have just had it serviced since the MOT was due and thought i'd get it all done together - having now got 67,468 on the clock.

    I always get my motors serviced at a local mechanics since he is very well recommended and trustworthy - saving me going to the stealers directly.

    There was no problem with the MOT or service - but when I went to collect my car he asked me if I had any idea if the timing belt had even been changed, as it should have been done at 60k and there was no mention of it on the service log.

    Well the last service stamp in the book was at 58k by a vauxhall dealer and since the service interval is 20k, am wondering if the dealer is likely to have done it at this point.

    Is there any way of finding out if the belt has ever been replaced as I dont want to pay for the job if it's already been done, but also dont want to leave it too long if it hasn't been done!!

    Apologies if this has been brought up before, I have searched but I dont like hijacking other peoples threads.

    Any help appreciated.

    Cheers

  2. #2
    Regular Member simac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Wirral
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    To be safe it's a good idea to change the belt at 40k miles, VX stated 80k miles at one time but there were a lot of tensioner/roller failures at that mileage.

    If the car hasn't come with a receipt to say it's been done, all you can really do is have it done for piece of mind or perhaps go to a VX dealer and see if they can check on their system to see if there is a record of it. Not all of the dealers are friendly enough to do that though.

  3. #3
    Regular Member al21784's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Batley, West Yorkshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra c

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 1.9 CDTI 150

    Year : 06

    Mileage : 185000

    Default

    It will cost about £200 for a cam belt change from the stealer's on a 1.8, I had mine done 6 months ago

  4. #4
    Full Member Big Sig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Is a very naughty boy
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Yep call the dealer who serviced it and ask. Its upto the owner when to do the belt. In the interest of them saving money, I doubt it was done. A quick call might help
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    NorthWest
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Ok thanks, so looks like it wont have been done so best to call the dealers who serviced it - see if I can get them to talk.

    The guy who serviced my car this time gave me a rough quote of £140 to get the timing belt done - does that sound right for the job?

    Cheers

  6. #6
    Regular Member Gsi3.2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Technical directors office
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    it's a fair price.. the belt and tensioners kit will cost him around £80 and it'll take him about an hour and a half.. so not too bad a price really..

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. serviced gsi
    By stuart bigboy in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 9th November 2010, 21:50
  2. never been serviced????
    By rob warrington in forum The 'Off Topic' room
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 3rd June 2010, 14:00
  3. serviced
    By fishaman in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22nd February 2010, 20:57
  4. Just serviced.
    By Maverick in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12th August 2009, 16:52
  5. Air con serviced
    By jamalex33 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27th May 2008, 16:56

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •