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    My CDTI (150) Signum has now covered almost 53k miles.
    Does the belt need replacing at 60k miles or 80k miles?? I've heard different answers in relation to this.

    What sort of cost am I looking at for an independant garage doing it - also, what does the cambelt kit cost from a Vx stealer??
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    I think the book says 80k or even 100k but I would give a lot of consideration of getting it done at 60k due to the hassle of premature failure that can happen, not common but you never know. For me its better safe than sorry! Also, there is a time eg.4 years or 40k etc.

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    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    I think the book says 80k or even 100k but I would give a lot of consideration of getting it done at 60k due to the hassle of premature failure that can happen, not common but you never know. For me its better safe than sorry! Also, there is a time eg.4 years or 40k etc.

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    the book says about 110 thousand miles, i have done one the other day at work and took about 2.5 hrs

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    I have had some confusing messages about this subject. A VX dealer has told me that 1.9 (120) don't need a cam belt for 10 years / 100 miles. ECO 1 contradicts this but, the VX dealer is adamant that VX have extended the service intervals...
    The same extension applies to valve clearances btw.
    So, basically unless you have a problem ie a visual examination shows damage / wear it doesn't need routine changing.
    'servicing' in VX speak is oil & filters & visual examination.
    Interesting eh.

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    The book does (like glynn says) state 110k or 10years for cambelt, however there's been so many problems with VX engines that its a risk leaving it anywhere near that long. Its an expensive game if u lose the gamble and VX wont want to hear about it. My VVT just gave up at 43k and slipped the timing so they are changing the belt etc whilst there, it should give extra piece of mind, I was going to change it on the 60k service, seems a good compromise to me. Kits are around the £70 to £80 mark I believe and fitting/service will change depending on what u want done, best just to phone round and ask m8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Readster View Post
    I have had some confusing messages about this subject. A VX dealer has told me that 1.9 (120) don't need a cam belt for 10 years / 100 miles. ECO 1 contradicts this but, the VX dealer is adamant that VX have extended the service intervals...
    The same extension applies to valve clearances btw.
    So, basically unless you have a problem ie a visual examination shows damage / wear it doesn't need routine changing.
    'servicing' in VX speak is oil & filters & visual examination.
    Interesting eh.
    I have to disagree with the visual check on a belt. It may not always be possible to see any potential failure points. Where I work we have steel rienforced endless belts specially made, they still snap!

    For £250 odd its worth it for the peace of mind. Whats a new engine going to cost?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I agree BS. This is out of the VX dealers mouth

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    2 VX dealers both told me that its officially 100k miles on the cdti-150, however common sense tells me that time would need to be taken into consideration. IOW its possible that a cam belt on a car that's covered 100k miles over say 2 or 3 years will be in far better condition than the cambelt on a car that's only dont 20k miles over 10 years.

    I would think it a good idea to change it around 70-75k miles to be on safe side, and more importantly when deciding to change it the age of the vehicle.

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    Had mines done at 67k, and I thought that was really late, although it says 100k, and vx have apaprently dropped it to 80k, best not to let it go over 60k.

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    seems there going to drop the interval but i would say get it done along with the water pump at 40k 4 years .... the 1.9 is turning out to be as bad as the old 2.0xev was in the vec b ..vx techs love them loads a work to be done .....money to be made so to speak ...

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