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Just wondering when I should get my cam belt changed? I took it for a service today and was told it should be done soon.

I have a 2.0cdti insignia 2010 plate with 80500 on the clock so should I get it changed asap or wait till about 90k?

Been quoted £235 for cambelt and water pump

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If the cambelt snaps it will cost you a lot more than that for a new engine/repair--get it done--plus if its a VX dealer thats doing it the work is guaranteed----Dave
 

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If the cambelt snaps it will cost you a lot more than that for a new engine/repair--get it done--plus if its a VX dealer thats doing it the work is guaranteed----Dave
Do you think it's ok to drive for another month and replace in July? But short on funds due to paying for a full service :(
 

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thats entirely up to you--have you not got anyone that could lend you the money to get it done--even more so at that price--you could drive it for 100 miles or 10,000 miles before the belt snaps but thats a chance you take--my female taxi driver friend took the advice of a mechanic she use's about the cambelt and he told her it would be ok--it was'nt and the car was off the road for 10 days and they managed to repair the engine but it was never the same--she got rid--so the choice is yours i'm afraid----Dave
Do you think it's ok to drive for another month and replace in July? But short on funds due to paying for a full service :(
 

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thats entirely up to you--have you not got anyone that could lend you the money to get it done--even more so at that price--you could drive it for 100 miles or 10,000 miles before the belt snaps but thats a chance you take--my female taxi driver friend took the advice of a mechanic she use's about the cambelt and he told her it would be ok--it was'nt and the car was off the road for 10 days and they managed to repair the engine but it was never the same--she got rid--so the choice is yours i'm afraid----Dave
Thanks, you're right it's not worth the risk so will get it booked in earlier
 

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Try use genuine parts :) for Cambelt water pump I had mine done first at 80k on my insignia and again at 170k I think I was quoted about £160 for parts only from dealers also advised to change some gear pully related to it (y)
Cost me £280 all inn fitted 4 hours

The only thing both times I've had mine changed the coolant has not dropped as much as garage said didn't really need top up.
 

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Always worth changing sooner than 100k.

Weak link on these engines can be the water pump itself, which i've seen many instances of the bearings seizing up, meaning water pump ceases to turn and basically burns/destroys/breaks the timing belt (including on my own car.!). We were lucky with our motor as IF they do fail they quite often only snap rocker arms within the cam cover as opposed to any valve/piston damage, but there's always a possibility of worse and either way the repair is still labour intensive.

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Always worth changing sooner than 100k.

Weak link on these engines can be the water pump itself, which i've seen many instances of the bearings seizing up, meaning water pump ceases to turn and basically burns/destroys/breaks the timing belt (including on my own car.!). We were lucky with our motor as IF they do fail they quite often only snap rocker arms within the cam cover as opposed to any valve/piston damage, but there's always a possibility of worse and either way the repair is still labour intensive.

Nick.
That's the 1.9s and I've yet to see a snapped belt on them do more damage than 8 rocker arms. The insignia has the newer 2.0 engine and the same applies to snapped belts on them. They don't tend to suffer from the water pump failure like the 1.9's do but like I said I still wouldn't be leaving it anywhere near 100k. Even though I have seen plenty of the 2.0's reach that on the original belt.
 

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That's the 1.9s and I've yet to see a snapped belt on them yet do more damage than 8 rocker arms. The insignia has the newer 2.0 engine and the same applies to snapped belts on them. They don't tend to suffer from the water pump failure like the 1.9's do but like I said I still wouldn't be leaving it anywhere near 100k. Even though I have seen plenty of the 2.0's reach that on the original belt.
I've booked it in for July as wont be driving it much between now and then as best get it changed
 

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where did you get your quote from im only about 3 miles from Ilkeston
 

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Hi all

Just wondering when I should get my cam belt changed? I took it for a service today and was told it should be done soon.

I have a 2.0cdti insignia 2010 plate with 80500 on the clock so should I get it changed asap or wait till about 90k?

Been quoted £235 for cambelt and water pump

Thanks
Good price that but I would check their using original parts,

I had a mondeo years ago and the first day I took it out the belt went in onky 200 miles,
Lol because I was to lazy to check the belt and replace it.

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