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    Confused about timing belt issue.

    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!!

    Gareth

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    it could be worn at 74000 miles, i think they need replacing every 40000 or 80000

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    Irrespective of whether or not it was needed you need the cambelt kit which is more than the belt. It includes bits that wear alongside the belt - if you don't change them then they will break before the new belt.

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    could the higher price be because he got the water pump aswell?

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    When ever I buy a car I replace the cam belt for piece of mind.

    £110 sounds like a cambelt kit which includes 2 rollers aswell as the cam belt.

    Worth getting the water pump done too at the same time as everything is allready off and they do fail.

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    GET THE WATER PUMP too.....thats all im gonna say.

    I had my belt done @ 79k but they didnt do the pump....Whole thing went bang @ 94k because the pump ceased!
    323 BHP / 312 lbft.......

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    X20XEV needs cambelt, tensioner, idler and water pump replacing every 40,000 miles.

    You need a better arrangement with your "friend" - work should only be carried out with your approval, whether dealer, local garage or mate.
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    Water pump
    rocker cover gasket
    timing belt kit

    anything else?

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    Men in their 60's can be very difficult - just ask my son!

    You'd be better taking over the parts purchase/supply yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    Men in their 60's can be very difficult - just ask my son!

    You'd be better taking over the parts purchase/supply yourself.

    Yeah, I think thats the best idea. I just have allot of money to do this job.

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