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    Default Camshaft Belt Replacement Mileage cdti150 ?

    Can anyone state what the official VX milage is for the camshaft belt replacement on my 56 plate cdti150 veccie. ?

    Reason I ask is because, this week I took my car into my local vx dealer to have a oil and filter change at 30k miles ( I prefer to change oil every 10k). It was also not running as smoothly and IMO had slightly less power so I asked them to check this out too. They fitted a new EGR valve and all is now good, with full power back again.

    When I came to pay the bill for the oil change I mentioned that the next 40k service would be a little pricey as the cambelt would need to be done also, but he said that it was 100k miles on that engine. I told him that I thought vx had reduced it down to 40k but he said it was definately 100k.

    Anyone confirm?

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    Seems to change every time I go in TBH, but the last notice I saw said ALL cambelts should be changed at 40k or 4 years. I think to leave it much longer than that is an accident waiting to happen.

    Unless Vx categorically state that they will pick up the tab when it all goes wrong, I will be changing mine at 40k too.

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    Get a copy of the service plan
    This will list what items get replaced and at what intervals

    Details are also in the front of the Service Book

    Usually cambelts are replaced at each fourth or eigth major service, or every four years

    Looks like the cambelt in mine gets replaced at four years / 120K miles
    That's way too long, but VX will have to pick the pieces up if the cambelt is replaced on schedule or fails prematurely

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    Interesting thought though - it's fairly widely accepted that the belt etc should be changed every 40k, yet Vx have it in black and white for 120k... I wonder if they'd really sort it out if it fails before their recommended mileage?

    My mileage will pass 40k sometime this winter, when the car is only 2.5 years old, wonder what Vx will recommend if I call them?

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    It would be nice to have a definitive answer. Mine states 100k in the handbook but I'm sure I read that vx had reduced it due to failures, maybe were getting confused with earlier models... there's so many variants.
    A search with google certainly shows many instances of failure, some as low as 35k both on veccies and astra's, thats not to say their early demise was not accelerated by faulty tensioners of course.

    I would think that possibly the milage maybe less of an issue than the age of the belt. IOW a car thats done 100k miles in say 3 years the belt would be in better nick than a car 10 years old with 5k on the clock.

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    Yes they do, unlike another manufacturer I used to use
    One of the companies I work with has a sole Vectra fleet (one of the reasons I returned to Vectra)
    Providing the car is fully serviced, using VX parts, then should the cambelt fail prior to its replacement interval then any and all repair costs are covered
    What's not covered are incidental costs, unless you have a warranty or protection plan in place

    Me personally, I am paying for my own car to have an additional cambelt change at four years or 90K miles
    I've been quoted £210, this includes 30% labour cost (when carried out along with that service), cambelt and four replacement rollers

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    i was told at the dealers last week mine was 10 year or 100,000 miles

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    Does anyone have any figures for cambelt failure rates on the Vec?

    Mines supposed to be 4 years/80000 miles (both of which are here very soon!)

    I went through all this with my Ford Focus (petrol) but the general opinion of them was that the cambelts very rarely snapped before 120,000. (Change interval was 100k)

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    Maybe they're getting belt change schedules mixed with chain replacement schedules......

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    Default Had Mine Done At 60k

    Hello,

    I had my GSI changed at 60k, I wouldnt leave it any longer fella.

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