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Advice on Astra 16v 1.8 Auto - cambelt snapped after 16,000 miles


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jefski
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Apr 17, 2016, 5:29 AM

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Advice on Astra 16v 1.8 Auto - cambelt snapped after 16,000 miles Sign In

Hi folks,
Got a 55 plate astra estate 16v 1.8 auto.
Has a good service history, never had any problems. I had the cambelt changed at 58,00 miles (2013). New water pump an all that was included when it was done. Serviced by the same garage over last 4 years. The other day cambelt snapped ...no warning signs as far as i could tell. So after approx 16,000 miles this shoudn't have happpened right? Guy at garage said it could be oil contamination that caused it, how i don't know...he seemed reluctant to take any responsibility for it. What could cause a cambelt to snap so early?
any advice appreciated...
Thanks!
J


Hammer Time
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Apr 17, 2016, 7:03 AM

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Re: Advice on Astra 16v 1.8 Auto - cambelt snapped after 16,000 miles Sign In

Has he taken it apart yet to examine the parts? There should be some hints to the cause inside the cover.



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jefski
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Apr 18, 2016, 1:53 AM

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Re: Advice on Astra 16v 1.8 Auto - cambelt snapped after 16,000 miles Sign In

Hi Hammer Time, thanks for reply. They're going to look at it end of this week so i will know more then. Just trying to find out if it can be something other than bad workmanship or non genuine parts that would cause this to happen.

Thanks
J


Hammer Time
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Apr 18, 2016, 1:59 AM

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Sure, it can be failed parts.



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