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Marc Bright
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Registered: 21st Jun 00
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   9th Dec 03 at 22:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cam Belt went on my 1.416v Sport today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Water pump had failed on me, Shatterd the bearings in the pump so my garage told me. Fed up wont know what the full damage is until they take the head off tomorrow,

Anyone had the same trouble??
Mattb
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9th Dec 03 at 22:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i know some one this happened to a couple of months ago, on a 1.4 sport
PaulW
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Registered: 26th Jan 03
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9th Dec 03 at 22:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

16v = costly
Marc Bright
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   9th Dec 03 at 22:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fingers crossed,

I was only doing about 20mph. These things are sent to try us.

My mate had a waterpump go in his bmw318 they quoted him 1400!!!!!!!
Serves him right
PaulW
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9th Dec 03 at 22:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

speed of the car aint the factor though, its how many revs you were doing at the time

bimmers are expensive!
Greasemonkey
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9th Dec 03 at 22:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I got a spare C16XE engine if ya want it LOL
IntaCepta
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9th Dec 03 at 23:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yea its down to the engine revs.
what gear was u in?

did u not change the water pump when u changed the cambelt?
sperminator
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   10th Dec 03 at 10:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have a 1.4 16v sport and my cam belt snapped 1 month ago and it bent all my valves and then i need a new water pump (30) also my head got sent away, i paid 620 got a BIG discount!

Good Luck Mate hope it hasnt bent ur valves,
M2RTY
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10th Dec 03 at 10:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yup, most ive seen/heard bend all valves @ about 30 quid a valve, then u need all the other parts on top, possibly damaged head/pistons too
M2RTY
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10th Dec 03 at 10:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

and when mine went it damaged the cam too which had to be replaced
Born_corsa02
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10th Dec 03 at 10:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Don't need to remove head y not do a compression test first unlucky fella b4 gettin yours fixed tho theres a couple of peeps on here sellin haeds for the x14xe engine and this will probably be cheaper
MattyB
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10th Dec 03 at 11:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'd rather pay the 150 to get the belt changed before it happens

I stick to the Haynes recommended cam belt change interval (bout 3/4 of the manufacturers), then u'll be safe. A properly fitted cambelt (inside the belt cover), and regularly expected wont let you down.

Well unless some 1 fiddles with it at some point, and doesnt tighten/fit it back properly.

I check mine all the time, even on my TD which is a night mare to get to.

Nevertheless - unlucky mate - hope it hasnt caused too much damage

Matt
paulr202000
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10th Dec 03 at 12:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

we a had a 1.4 16v corsa bend 8 valves and crack all he valve guides at tick over when they were sat at some lights so u wont get away with no bent valves i would put money on it.
miles
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Registered: 25th Mar 02
Location: plymouth Drives: Astra Sport
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10th Dec 03 at 12:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

As said, a secondhand head might be the best option.

620 with a big discount! Doesn't sound discounted to me.....

Valves are about 15 each, not 30.
mickp
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10th Dec 03 at 12:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine went last year tho. cwas covered by garages warranty. (they wernt to happy lol 800 quid bill)
M2RTY
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10th Dec 03 at 14:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by miles
As said, a secondhand head might be the best option.

620 with a big discount! Doesn't sound discounted to me.....

Valves are about 15 each, not 30.


23 plus VAT each IIRC from vaux
sperminator
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10th Dec 03 at 15:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Brand new Water Pump, 16 brand new valves, new oil filter, fan belt, new head and my service book stamped 4 times is canny for 620 Vauxhall would of charged 3 times as much.
leon_in_uk
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10th Dec 03 at 15:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

went on my 1.4i flair at 70mph, cost 400... sports are more expensive, went to a garage and they dont like ecotechs
sperminator
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10th Dec 03 at 15:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yep defo thats what they said 2 me wiv 8 valves u can b lucky but mayb im the daft 1 buying a 16 valve.
miles
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10th Dec 03 at 15:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

http://www.autovaux.co.uk/StockList.asp?carID=11&cat=30
miles
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10th Dec 03 at 15:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

For the cost of 16 new valves and a head from vaux you could buy a whole new used engine.
Bling!
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10th Dec 03 at 15:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes mate i had that little while ago the shit thing was mate my sport was due in to get the cam belt changed 4 hours later what a fucker that was it cost me 1400
miles
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10th Dec 03 at 15:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1400! Are you nuts? Did you get a couple of weeks holiday in that as well?
IntaCepta
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10th Dec 03 at 18:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u guys are getting raped, and u don't know it!

just get the parts from autovaux yourself, so they only charge for the labour.
PaulW
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10th Dec 03 at 18:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

on my old 1.4 8v corsa, i replaced the head, all 8 valves, 2 pistons, water pump & other bits & bobs for £350 - all work done myself

garage quoted me near £1600 to do the work, so thought fek tha

 
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