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    Hi there to all,

    My first post.

    Just bought a vectra c and its done 50k miles.

    Bit gutted, as the Service light has just come on trip. As i would have tried to negotaite a better price with the owner! However, the light does not stay on for >2 seconds, so it will need service in less than 1000 miles.

    What service does the 50k consist of? I know Vaux recommend cambelt and waterpump change at 40k, but this has not been done.

    Im in the West midlands anyone know where the cheapest place is to get it done?

    thanks in advance

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    first off, with that engine i really do strongly advise on 40K cambelt intervals... they have a nasty history of seizing idler bearings so get it done ASAP..

    Apart from that..it's mostly age related stuff..

    if it was a new car to me, i'd give it the works( but not at VX as the labour rates are shocking )

    oil+filter
    pollen filter
    fuel filter
    cambelt kit
    coolant change
    brake fluid change
    2 new remote key batterys..

    do all that and it'll be a very reliable car..... don't skimp on basic maintanence and it'll look after you..

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    Hi.
    I own a 2003 1.8 Sri too.
    and like youself i had the service light come on after a week.
    What area of the midlands are you in?
    Rising brook in Cannock are good and reasonaby priced

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    thanks for the messages guys.

    I am in Oldbury, cannock aint that far really.

    What kinda price am i looking at mate?

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    I can find out exactly if you want as its my Mrs' aunties place.

    As a rough guide i paid £80 for oil, oil filter, sparks, pollen filter, ht leads.
    I had my freind do those so i would reckon about £80 at a garage. so £160 all in.
    Cambelt is going to be around £150-200 fitted

    TBH tho as mark has said, Cambelt is a must and id get that done soon.

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    Thanks Gregg.

    Really appreciate, if you could get a price for me and pm me with name and number, so that i can book it in tommorow for mon or tues!

    Cheers

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    oh unless your mate, wants to earn a few bob instead

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    does the cambelt kit include waterpump, or this this not really neccessary to change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridah View Post
    Hi there to all,

    My first post.

    Just bought a vectra c and its done 50k miles.

    Bit gutted, as the Service light has just come on trip. As i would have tried to negotaite a better price with the owner! However, the light does not stay on for >2 seconds, so it will need service in less than 1000 miles.

    What service does the 50k consist of? I know Vaux recommend cambelt and waterpump change at 40k, but this has not been done.

    Im in the West midlands anyone know where the cheapest place is to get it done?

    thanks in advance
    Hi Ridah and welcome to the gang mate

    and if the want any more help there a meeting in west mids area on

    Sunday 13 April

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    Spitfire Close, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 1GX
    Tel: 0870 8500689

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    thanks, i might take you up on that. Will have to check with the misses tho

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