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    1.9 CDTI (150) water pump failure

    The water pump on my car has seized and has caused the timing belt to fail along with destruction of tensioners. Does anybody know what sort of damage is usual on this engine with this kind of failure.

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    wow, never heard of this before, how old is it?
    i'd imagine usual 16v damage, bent valves etc
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    its easy to get a 16v unit cheap 2nd hand with not a lot of miles on them

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    Whoops, double posted because my internet dropped out.

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    The car is just over 4 years old with 56k on the clock. It is now at the Vauxhall dealers where they have stated that there is £1100 of damage to the engine. I am currently in touch with Vauxhall to try and get some contribution to repairs. I think it's ridiculous that a car with a recommended cam belt change of 100k miles has failed at 56k miles due to the failure of another part, surely the idea of changing the belt is to prevent this sort of engine damage.

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    it happened to me on my 1.4 astra G, i bent 8v out of 16 and cost me £850 for a repair, it maybe more on yours due to an engine

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    it is becoming a common thing for the waterpump to fail on the 1.9cdti and vauxhall are aware of this as they have issued a notice stating that the timing belt/tensoiners etc should be changed at 40,000 miles and along with the water pump to avoid this happening. the failure mileage for this is between 50-60,000 miles and alarmingly yours has fell foul at exactly the stage that most others are. most often with Vauxhalls it is the water pump that fails in this area as it throws it's impeller, used to be the old type tensioner/idler wheels on older cars before these were modified. it is very rarely the belt itself that snaps more likely a component attached to it. haggle with Vauxhall they know it is a common thing

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    Thanks for the informative reply Steve1412. Can I take it you have seen this notice then? is there a Vauxhall reference no. for it and do you know if it is possible to get a copy? as it would be great ammo in my quest to get Vauxhall to contribute to repairs.

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    i always thaught if a gm part failed and was fitted and maintained properly vaux gave them a gurantee???

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1412 View Post
    vauxhall are aware of this as they have issued a notice stating that the timing belt/tensoiners etc should be changed at 40,000 miles and along with the water pump to avoid this happening.
    Has any body got any further info on this notice does it have a field remedy number? And where can I get a copy? thanks.

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