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    Cambelt change 8v Interval

    What is the interval you guys reccommend for cambelt change on my engine???

    1.6 8v, its had a pretty much full service history and last receipt i can find it was done at 103,333 miles... its now on 140.

    Is it true the interval for this engine is one of the only that are allowed 80k miles?
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    I wouldnt risk 80k on a belt mate id do it every 40k.

    so easy to do on the 8v not worth risking it really

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    i wudnt run it up that high personally, i change mine every other year, it doesnt cost much so why risk breaking you engine

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    the astra manual in my car says 50k/5 years, I did mine @43k, as the car was 8 years old, and i had it since 24k miles. Better to spend a couple of hundred on a new belt than hundreds on a new head.......

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    cam belt change every 36,000 miles or every 4 years which ever comes first

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    hmmm so it could do with one now then????
    whats involved in doing it?
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    Just looked up some figures, and it looks like i can get a thermostat,cambelt kit, and waterpump all for around £70 parts.

    (Thermostat has gone too , always stone cold)...

    Wonder if i could attempt it, any guides sittingon here?
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