I bought an '02 2.2 SRi hatch on 70k on the agreement that it had just had a recent service and timing belt change. Well I bought it on faith that the service documentation would be sent on but the seller is being very cagey about it. I even offered to ring the 'garage' myself to get a copy of the service receipt if he supplied the phone number then I'd leave him be. Following chasing another false promise he's gone completely quiet and having a look at a few bits on the car I doubt the service ever happened.
Anyway I can live with a service not being done but if he lied about the service he may well have lied about the chain being replaced. But on 70k the engine's running really quiet, bags of pull and so I was wondering if it hadn't been changed how would I know, should it be noisy and will it look 'tired' in some way ? Any advice appreciated.