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    Cambelt query !

    im having my cambelt changed next week at my local vauxhall dealer!
    the car done 42,000 miles so its now due!
    my q is does the cambelt or any of its parts become nosiy near the end of its life, ive noticed recently that on acceleration the engine produces an uneven sound (very hard to explain) im not sure if this is normal for the let's as ive never been in another one ! ive been told though that the let's are noisy engines?
    any help will be great

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    I'm not too sure mate but I can tell the note change when my oil gets low in my n/a car so you may want to check that. Make sure you get your water pump done at the same time as these tend to die after you've fitted the new belt and then you'll need to have it stripped down again to fix it.

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    It could be the tensioners that are making the noise you descride, i've had a car the same before

    If it is though your living on borrowed time because i'm sure the only reason it has to be done at 40k is because of them
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    went to my local dealer today , it could be what u say autosparks !
    apparently my performace will be altered aswell !
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    My old 2.0Sri sounded like a bag of spanners before I got the cambelt done. Afterwards it was a lot quieter and pulled better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astraseal
    My old 2.0Sri sounded like a bag of spanners before I got the cambelt done. Afterwards it was a lot quieter and pulled better
    cheers mate thats good to know
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    Also it is not uncommon for the water pumps to fail, which may make that sort of noise

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    ^^^ Very true ^^^

    Got mine done at the time with rollers and tensioners etc. Make sure you do the lot!
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    im paying £210 for the cambelt change at my local dealer , how much extra is a water pump gonna cost if i get it done at the same time ?
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    DO NOT buy the parts through you stealer!

    Quote for my 2.0SRi Cambelt change from vaux with parts:
    £400 with cambelt/rollers/tensioners/Pump

    Instead I bought the parts from LMF:
    Cambelt/Rollers/Tensioners/Pump £110
    Vaux Labour £140

    Saving a tidy £150!!!
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