2001 Astra Estate Club DTI: Timing belt query

Discussion in 'Astra' started by seej, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. seej

    seej Guest

    Hi -

    Firstly, excuse any slips from me if I don't follow netiquette - I'm
    new to this.

    I've just bought an 2001 Astra Estate Club DTI with 93k on the clock.

    It runs really well but I have a gap in its service history from

    I can see that the timing belt has not been changed up until the 70k
    service, and following advice from another owner of an identical car,
    wanted to play safe and get it replaced.

    My employer offers competitively priced vehicle repairs and so I
    e-mailed the garage giving them reg and car details.

    The garage insists that they cannot tell which engine is in the car
    from the details sent (reg, chassis no, variant, version), and
    therefore cannot quote me a price until they know which parts they

    I'm pretty sure that it is an Isuzu engiine, but maybe somebody on the
    group can clear this up for me?

    The car was first registered 30 07 2001.

    Any help would be really appreciated.

    seej, Oct 9, 2006
  2. seej

    Tom Guest

    It's possibly a "timing chain" hence won't need replacing........ ask the
    dealer. I have a 2001 2.0 DTI engine and it's a chain.
    Tom, Oct 9, 2006
  3. seej

    seej Guest

    seej, Oct 9, 2006
  4. seej

    Mr Me Guest

    If it's a 2001 Club, then you have the 1.7DTI which is an Isuzu engine, and
    it is indeed a belt!

    In 2000 onwards the only Diesel in the club model was a 1.7.

    Mr Me, Oct 9, 2006
  5. seej

    seej Guest

    Cheers Mr Me.

    I can't see any other branding around the engine other than Vauxhall;
    not that I'd guess they'd advertise another manufacturer I guess - but
    I'll tell my garage the spec you suggested.

    Thanks for your help.

    seej, Oct 10, 2006
  6. seej

    Mr Me Guest

    The only place you can tell if it's an Isuzu is on a few of the belts, Isuzu
    is printed e.g. the one that drive the Air con pump. However on a 51 reg
    car there is a good chance that this has now faded.

    Mr Me, Oct 10, 2006
  7. seej

    seej Guest

    Thanks once again.

    seej, Oct 11, 2006
  8. seej

    Tom Guest

    was it a belt or a chain ?

    Tom, Oct 15, 2006
  9. seej

    vauxhall man Guest

    vauxhall man, Nov 1, 2006
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