2001 Y Reg Vectra Sri 130 Cambelt Change

Discussion in 'Vectra' started by Ðave, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Ðave

    Ðave Guest

    Is this something I could do myself? I was a little put off by the £182 +
    VAT (3.5 Houe) labour charge I was quoted. I am about to declare the car off
    the road but when I get it back on the road I don't want it snapping & doing
    thousands of pounds worth of damage.


    Ðave, Jul 9, 2008
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    Richard Hill Guest

    Hi I think that as you are asking for advice I can assume that you are
    not the most confident mechanic in the world? so I would say that maybe
    you should entrust the job to a professional as doing it wrong will do
    as much damage as if the belt snaps! Cambelt changes are not a mystical
    art form but you do need the correct tools and information to do the job
    right and £182+vat seems quite reasonable, though you could 'shop
    around' a little to see if you can get a better deal.
    Richard Hill, Jul 13, 2008
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    airsmoothed Guest

    Thats sounds a tad expensive, is that a main delear price? When I had
    my 2 litre Vectra done earlier in the year it was about 70 quid for
    the cambelt kit - belt, idlers and tensioner - ALWAYS change the lot.
    I decided to have the water pump changed as well, as the original had
    done 120K, that was another 50 quid ( dealer part) . The local
    mechanic charged 70 quid for fitting, so around 200 all in.

    Given the consequences of getting it wrong I wouldn't DIY this unless
    I was 100% sure what I was doing and had the proper fitting kit.
    airsmoothed, Jul 14, 2008
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