Does 2007 Astra have timing belt or chain?
Our answer: That engine has a timing chain.
When should a Cambelt be changed on a Vauxhall Astra?
|Vauxhall Model||Cambelt Change Intervals|
|Vauxhall Astra Cabriolet Cambelt Change Intervals||90,000 miles or 6 years|
|Vauxhall Corsa Cambelt Change Intervals||60,000 miles or 10 years|
|Vauxhall Meriva Cambelt Change Intervals||50,000 miles or 10 years|
|Vauxhall Mokka Cambelt Change Intervals||100,000 miles or 6 years|
Has a Vauxhall Astra got a timing belt or chain?
Engines are chain-driven, except the 1.2 turbo, which has a wet cambelt with no fixed replacement interval. Only cars built from 2019 have this, so none have needed a new belt yet; neither Vauxhall nor its dealers could give us a cost to fit one.
At what mileage should the Cambelt be changed?
40,000 to 100,000 miles
Manufacturers will usually recommend to replace your timing belt after a set number of years or miles. This could be anywhere from 40,000 to 100,000 miles or 4+ years. Check your vehicle handbook to see what your manufacturer recommends.
Can you tell if a Cambelt needs changing?
If it is becoming worn, the belt will appear to look glazed or glossy on the underside. This means the rubber is getting hard and will not provide the flexibility the belt needs. Some signs are much more obvious, such as cracking or fraying. Belts with that kind of damage should be replaced immediately.
Has my car got a Cambelt or chain?
In order to tell if your car has a timing belt or a timing chain the first thing you need to do is inspect your engine. Check the side of your engine, and if it has a tinplate or plastic cover, then you’ve got a timing belt. If your engine has neither of those, then it has a timing chain.
Does my car have a Cambelt or timing chain?
The easiest way to know if your engine has a chain or a belt system is to take a quick look at the engine. If it has plastic covers on the front, it runs a timing belt because the timing belt runs dry and does not need more protection.