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    iS VECTRA GSI 3.2 V6 A CHAIN OR A BELT AND WHEN SHOULD IT BE CHANGED. tOLD IF CHAIN NOT TO BOVER AND IF BELT TO CHANGE AT 40000 OR 5 YEARS CAR IS 53 PLATE?

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    It's a belt. From memory Vx are quoting 80,000 miles/4 years, but if it was mine I wouldn't be leaving it that long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    It's a belt. From memory Vx are quoting 80,000 miles/4 years.
    80k or 8 years is the official recommendation on the Z32SE engine.



    ps, Deco, your caps lock key appears to be broken mate.

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    Cheers Dave, it was the number of years I wasn't sure about. Eight years leaving a cambelt in a 3.2, 10 years in a CDTi150! Jeez - not if it was my car I wouldn't!

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    i beleive that the 80,000 is a brochure figure....

    no-one should leave one in that long TBH... 40,000 or 5 yrs is a safe figure...any more than that and it's dangerous on the 3.2.... anyone else remember the farce that was the last time they 'upped' the service life of their belts?.. warranty claims/goodwill claims went through the roof...

    Real world.. not brochure world...I strongly advise you to get the belt and tensioner kit fitted before the old published 80,000 miles...they are far far cheaper than an a new engine..

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    cheers all,caps lock not broke just a nob head useing keyboard.

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