Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: second opinion please

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    9532richy's Avatar
    AOC Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    21
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    second opinion please

    After having an Astra G for 2 years we finally took the plunge and bought an Astra H 1.8 design. Well happy with it but just have one niggle. We have a receipt on file from a Vauxhall main dealer to say the cam belt and tensioners where changed in January, but not the water pump. When I questioned the seller on it he told me that when Vauxhall did the work he was told it did not need changing as it was not leaking or showed any signs of rust. i accepted this and bought the car. now I am not so sure, do you think I should accept this and get it changed when the belt is next due at 80k or get the water pump changed asap. The car has done 44k

    Cheers for your help

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    RobsAstra53's Avatar
    AOC Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    49
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    its never necessary to change the water pump when replacing a cam belt, the only thing maybe is the pump o ring (rubber seal) or if the pump has had to be forced off the block due to it being stuck. Unless its bearings are shot too.

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    mfivebmw's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    760
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Hi,
    I know what you are trying to say,

    if it was mine i would get the water pump changed, and not wait untill it's 8 years old or done 80,000miles,

    and think myself lucky that i didn't have to pay for the Cambelt and kit.

    Dave

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    buckle's Avatar
    /
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    18,921
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)
    Wouldn't do it now if it was my money.

    two options

    A) Do it now and pay for an unneeded cambelt + a (possibly) unneeded water pump + labour
    or
    B) risk leaving the pump, if it fails pay for a new belt, pump + labour, if it doesn't fail change it at 80k.

    If you were changing the belt anyway at the 40k service, I would have the pump changed, but its too late for that now.

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    9532richy's Avatar
    AOC Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    21
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    cheers for your help,
    Black Astra 1.8 Design

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    Tom{BSc}'s Avatar
    AOC Lite Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    611
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    I thought the cambelt was supposed to be changed at 60k??
    124.6 Bhp and 133.5 lb/ft from an x18xe1 (Now Sold)

    Now Drive a Corsa VXR

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    nry's Avatar
    Cumbria RO | Club Team
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    25,986
    Mentioned in
    48 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)
    40,000 miles for cambelt....

    Water pump is optional - I asked my garage to change mine at 120,000 but they said it looked new and didn't need changed. I'll be truthful and say I have no knowledge of it ever been changed in now 135,000 miles, unless Vauxhall slipped it into a service and I didn't notice...had the car since new...

  8. #8
    Status
    Offline
    davidos12's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    464
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    I'd personally leave it till the next belt change. If it fails its not going to break anything. Mines on 98k on the first pump and if it looks ok when i next change the belt its staying on.

Similar Threads

  1. Your Opinion... Plz
    By Glacious in forum Astra Discussion & Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-01-2009, 22:39

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •