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Spanner999
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Post by Spanner999 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:43 am

Does anybody know what the price of a cam belt change is on a 1.2 petrol please.

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Post by edgejedi » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:50 am

Spanner999 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:43 am
Does anybody know what the price of a cam belt change is on a 1.2 petrol please.
How many miles have you done so far to need the cambelt changing? :o

Recommendation to change the timing belt/cam belt is 80k miles or 6 years.
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Post by Spanner999 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:55 pm

Only 4000 but looking to the future found the answer to the cam belt replacement .80000miles or 72 months a Vauxhall technician told me it take 12hours to change which is charged at £70 per hour (which is warranty rate)which works out at £840 +£168 vat=£1008 plus cam belt kit which seems to vary but is around £150 this make a bill of around of about £1200 you don’t get told this when you buy the car and I certainly won’t be keeping mine for many years going Back to Hyundai or Honda I think.This engine also goes in the new Astra 8 hours to fit! and the new Mokka when it comes out.going to be an expensive time when there second or third owners .Shame really this isn’t a bad car at all goes well tows well very quiet well laid out inside and practical.

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Post by thomas98 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:17 am

It's a fixed price service. Go to the Vauxhall website to book it. Its £239 , which is a really good price.

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Post by Spanner999 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:35 am

If you do some research to change the cam belt the engine has to be removed that where the huge price comes from .Fords eco engine is the same a Fiesta takes 8 hours to change .these belts run inside the engine like a chain not on the outside which was easier to chain. As a former Vauxhall techincan I find this a dumb idea as a chain lasts longer and very rarely needs changing.The fiestas only have to be changed at 100000 miles.By that time the car is worth less than the price of the car.

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Post by thomas98 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:58 am

Cambelt change costs £239 if booked through Vauxhall website, see attachment.

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Fixed price costs for 1.2 Grandland

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Post by Spanner999 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:03 pm

It might say it on the menu but go into the dealer and they tell a different story .This needs changing as to stop confusion.Would be good if it was the price .

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Post by Spanner999 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:26 am

Got a quote from Vauxhall dealer to change cambelt Grandland X 1.2 p £510 all in .That better but still very dear.

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Post by thomas98 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:56 pm

If you book it through the website as I am saying, it's a fixed cost. They can not charge you any more than that. I do it every year with my servicing on all the Vauxhalls I have owned. Just book it through the vauxhall website.

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