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    Default calling 2.2 owners - Timing chain !

    Hello all !

    Upon replacing the head gasket - silly not to do the chain....

    Is it essentail to change the balance shaft chain thing too ?

    Thankyou,

    Mark

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    i didnt after my timming chain slipped on the cogs, wish i had thou, the plastic guide broke on the balancer chain bout a year later, tensioner was running up against the chain, went back in, new chain, tensioner, gasket for the chain cover (got the cv boots done while it was) £425 quid, i would get it done while in there, kit cost bout the same as the timming chain kit, £100 to £130.

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    Cheers - Prob best to do it i suppose lol

    More money.......... :-(

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    I phoned Vauxhall recently to ask if my 2.2 dti had a timing chain or a belt. Their reply was ...."er.. I think it has a chain...I'm sure it does" Can someone confirm this? Also, does it have to be replaced at any particular milage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croxley View Post
    I phoned Vauxhall recently to ask if my 2.2 dti had a timing chain or a belt. Their reply was ...."er.. I think it has a chain...I'm sure it does" Can someone confirm this? Also, does it have to be replaced at any particular milage?
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    it has a chain and doesnt need changing

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    Quote Originally Posted by markd3925 View Post
    it has a chain and doesnt need changing
    Excellent, much appreciated

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    my chain was replaced at 100k just before i bought the car @ 115 k the balance shaft chain guide broke shooting the tensioner into the sump so i would recommend the complete replacement, false ecomony not to.

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