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Cambelt change..
« on: 14 March 2024, 12:01:56 »

Is Serek still doing Omega mechanics. Any idea of what he charges for a belt change. I have tried to contact James, but his inbox is full. :(
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #1 on: 14 March 2024, 17:34:59 »

His inbox is always full.  ;D
Reminds me, I believe mine is due this year, although probably only covered about 12000 miles.
Shall I do it, or play roulette. Decisions, decisions.  ::)
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #2 on: 14 March 2024, 18:40:20 »

Mine has done much less than yours !! What I don't understand, is, if there were premature breakages at an early stage, why did Vauxhall keep churning out Omega's with the same fault for year after year. Surely they must have upgraded something.
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #3 on: 14 March 2024, 18:55:40 »

Mine has done much less than yours !! What I don't understand, is, if there were premature breakages at an early stage, why did Vauxhall keep churning out Omega's with the same fault for year after year. Surely they must have upgraded something.
The price  ;D
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #4 on: 14 March 2024, 22:03:29 »

Mine has done much less than yours !! What I don't understand, is, if there were premature breakages at an early stage, why did Vauxhall keep churning out Omega's with the same fault for year after year. Surely they must have upgraded something.
The fault wasn't with the parts it was with the servicing schedule and dealer greed.

Basically the belt is good for the original 80,000 mile schedule... As long as the pullies were replaced at the same time.

Problem is dealers were charging for the full kit but only fitting the belts. The obvious result being that the pullies failed soon after. Much like VW and their water pumps.

To avoid further issues GM simply halved the interval and insisted that the pullies were changed at the same time. It was more of an issue for the Vectra B due to the sheer number of fleet cars around but it.tarnished the engine somewhat.
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #5 on: 17 March 2024, 19:39:35 »

Yes Mr Sherek, is still doing Omega work here in Hoof'land, but you will need to book due to how much work he has
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #6 on: 17 March 2024, 22:09:53 »

Thanks for that, BG  :y :y
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #7 on: 18 March 2024, 07:45:02 »

Can confirm he's backed up, booked him a week back.....April 3rd the earliest, but Kia related not Omega.
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #8 on: 18 March 2024, 23:57:27 »

Ooh....I'll have to wait a month.....off to the tin tent at the end of the month :y
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #9 on: 19 March 2024, 06:13:27 »

Apologies regarding inbox. I didnít realise and Iíve not been online after a rough few months health wise.

Iíd be happy and able to do a cambelt for you, Terbs. Drop me a message in my (now empty) inbox and we can work it out for this weekend?

Kind regards,
James
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #10 on: 19 March 2024, 06:14:00 »

Duplicate - please ignore.
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #11 on: 19 March 2024, 22:27:25 »

Get the beers in and have a cambelt party Tony!  :y                                                ;D
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #12 on: 20 March 2024, 00:02:26 »

Get the beers in and have a cambelt party Tony!  :y                                                ;D

No party, Iím getting old and only up for doing the one cambelt in a day! Iíll have a cheeky beer after, though :y
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #13 on: 20 March 2024, 10:10:11 »

James...pm sent :y
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Re: Cambelt change..
« Reply #14 on: 20 March 2024, 10:33:19 »

Get the beers in and have a cambelt party Tony!  :y                                                ;D

No party, Iím getting old and only up for doing the one cambelt in a day! Iíll have a cheeky beer after, though :y

You need a few minions to do the stripping down and rebuild while you do the crucial bits.  :y

Setting the timing with your beer goggles on might not work though...  :-\     ;D
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