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    when should my cambelt be changed

    hi i have a mk4 z16xe and as far as i know the cam belt has never been changed its done 56000 now should i have it done?

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    Vauxhall say every 60k or 5 years i believe, so depends on the age of the car too.

    Get the waterpump done at the same time as it's in the same area and worth doing so.

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    yeah you should get it done asap, mine is a z18xe1 and vauxhall reccomend i think 56k but i had it done at 54k just to be safe
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    You mean x18xe1?

    I can only speak for the above engine, but assume others are the same. I'm pretty sure the interval was 80,000 miles, but because they kept snapping Vauxhall reduced the interval to 40,000 miles or 4 years, whichever is sooner. When I got my car, it was on 70,000 and I had no evidence of it being done, though service history was sketchy. Better safe than sorry though!

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    ah ok guess i should get it booked in soon then its a 2002 reg car so age wise its well overdue. how much do you think it will cost with a waterpump change aswell???

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    It'll be in all day mate, at £50 per hour minimum plus parts. So get some overtime in at work.

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    My local VXL dealers were charging £195 inc VAT for a 2001 Mk4 1.6 16v SXi cambelt change, with the water pump extra only if needed.
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    £195 that all? I'm sure i've read tales on here of £300-£400 fees for the cambelt change??

    I really need to get round to buying the kit in & booking it in.

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    We just paid £275 for a cambelt kit and water pump to be done at a Vauxhall garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan87 View Post
    We just paid £275 for a cambelt kit and water pump to be done at a Vauxhall garage.
    I guess the water pump plus fitting must be about £60 plus VAT - sounds about right as its stripped down for the cambelt change.

    I not sure if there is any significant difference between the 1.6 and others.
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