The other day I took my hard earned savings and bout a 2000 model astra 2.0 sri ectoc. Is this the model?: X20XEV
I left it at a friends house, cos he said he'd change the oil, now he's not a mechanic, but quite handy, so hwne I called back he'd wipped off the timing belt and told me the old one was worn. The car had 74,000 miles on it.
I don't trust this situation and that he could do the job. I wanted to take the car to my mechanic and have the job done there.
He told me he'd orderd a timing belt from vauxhall costing 110 quid!?
I have seen them for 50. I know vauxhall are a rip, but I don't know what to do cos he's got no drive shaft lock on it. Am I right here?
What advice can anyone give me. I feel stuck and I want my car working, but I want to avoid an argument. How would you see if a timing belt is worn. It looked ok to me!
any help would mean allot!!