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    does anyone know whether my vectra is a belt or chain,its a 2004 1.9cdti 120,what kind of intervals do you guys change them at and what kind of cost are you looking at for it to be changed at the stealers?

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    it's belt...VX reccommend 80,000 miles but do it closer to 65K to keep it safe..

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    any ideas on price?

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    anyone.....

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    work on around £300...get the waterpump done at the same time as well

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    how much will that cost me?

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    should be an all in price.....

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    Hi Mate

    vx actually say 100K miles for the belt on the 1.9cdti I got mine done at 86k and the old belt was in excellent nick bearing in mind that 85% of the miles I have done have been on the motorway.
    got mine done at pentagon in sheffield for £210 inc vat which was a damn good deal!!
    now there is one other factor which the tech at vx told me and that is if the belt breaks on the 150hp 16v its not catastrophic as it breaks the rockers and can be repaired however if it breaks on the 120hp 8v its good night vienna and time for a new engine and call to the samaritans!!

    pete mc

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    lol like the way you put it so sweetly if the cam belt goes on the 120bhp vecci i just hope its my dad drivin ours when it happens then he cant blame me lol

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    What happens if it goes on the V6 diesel,will I have to remortgage the house ?

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