Basically I've got 2004 Astra with Z22SE engine. The car has done 42k miles.
Should I have the cam chain changed or I don't need to worry about it for another 40k? The engine sounds normal, no tapping/scrapping/rattling noise.
Paying 450 quid is a bit of expense. It may give some peace in mind though. However as fas as I know 04 reg cars were not affected by any mechanical faults as earlier cars. So maybe no need to do it.
For sure I'm going to change engine oil on Monday, I'll buy something decent like Castrol Edge 5W-30 (do I need 4 or 5 litres? I couldn't find any info in owners manual).
My dad says that I shouldn't bother with changing the cam chain. He drives Corsa with cam belt (he's 1st owner) with 110k miles on the clock and he hasn't changed his cam belt even once haha. So he says that it would be a waste of money especially because I've got a chain not belt.
I don't know what to think, he had an incident that a belt snapped in one of his previous cars, he had a mess with the engine but he got it fixed When I visit him next time I'd like to see that 110k miles old belt