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    the truth about the timing belt and other parts

    up to 1998 there was a problem as we all know "idler pullys/tentoiner" nothing wrong with the belt i might add "gates make the best" SO what the problem you might ask- simple realy the tentioner failed so it was modified with better bearings and a more complicated set up which is easy if you have the data early types didnt have a raised edge to hold the belt and the new does, then the idler pullys "the plastic and bearings were upgraded" because they also failed ( cheap parts )....
    now that all parts have been modified and live up to what they should do VX will not alter there data for recommended change even though its been tested ie:- 80,000 or 8 yr change they keep it to 40,000 or 4 yrs and why you might ask "money" im not going to tell you how much vx charge for the job you probably allready know only difference is you now have to do it twice in the same time, VX have perfected the perfect scam because you cant argue with it "they re-made the rules" and what a money spinner it is

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    I suppose all manufacturers do this.

    Jusy like their spec get out clause, small print 'we reserve the right to change..'

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    Hello,

    I suspected that something like that was going on...
    So... how would someone know they got the "right" parts, that would potentially last for 80K miles?

    Cheers,
    Kakourdos
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    Don't forget that you DON'T have to go to Vauxhall in order to keep up the warranties on the car. Provided a car is serviced within the intervals set out in the service schedule supplied with the car AND serviced with parts that are to the same standards as the Vauxhall supplied part (ie a Gates' belt will conform to the same standard as the one they propably sell to Vauxhall (Gates are the biggest in the industry sector) your warranty stands.

    You will have to provide proof the work was carried out in the event of warranty claims, that is all

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    Yes thats bad but i'll rather change the timing belt earlier than later .

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    The fact was that Vauxhall upgraded the rollers and tensioners and published to thier dealers that cambelts should now be changed at 80,000 miles

    Well after what was probably thousands of engines countrywide going tits up before 80k due to part failure they then decided to run the higher spec parts but keep the interval at 40k.

    There aint shit they can do about it and what I see the major reason behind the 1.0,1.2 and 2.2 engines all being chain driven.

    Moral is, change your belt, tensioners and roller at 40k, also do the water pump. It costs a bit but its cheaper than the alternative.

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