Replacement Interval Guide
- Vauxhall recommend replacement as follows:
- To 90MY – replacement every 63,000 miles or 7 years, whichever occurs first.
- 91MY on – replacement every 36,000 miles or 4 years, whichever occurs first.
- The previous use and service history of the vehicle must always be taken into account.
Check For Engine Damage
CAUTION: This engine has been identified as an INTERFERENCE engine in which the possibility of valve-to-piston damage in the event of a timing belt failure is MOST LIKELY to occur. A compression check of all cylinders should be performed before removing the cylinder head.
Repair Times – hrs
|Remove & install:|
- Tensioning tool – Kent Moore No.KM-666.
- Crankshaft pulley bolt socket – Kent Moore No.KM-321-A.
- Disconnect battery earth lead.
- DO NOT turn crankshaft or camshaft when timing belt removed.
- Remove spark plugs to ease turning engine.
- Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
- DO NOT turn engine via camshaft or other sprockets.
- Observe all tightening torques.
- Air filter.
- Air intake hose.
- Auxiliary drive belt(s).
- Timing belt cover  .
- Turn crankshaft until timing marks aligned  &  . Use tool KM-321-A.
- Slacken oil cooler hose clip. Move hoses aside.
- Crankshaft pulley bolts  .
- Crankshaft pulley  .
- Slacken tensioner bolt  .
- Remove timing belt.
NOTE: DO NOT refit used belt.
- Fit timing belt, starting at crankshaft sprocket. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets on non-tensioned side.
- Fit crankshaft pulley. Tighten bolts to 20 Nm  .
- Mark 8th tooth anti-clockwise from TDC mark on camshaft sprocket  .
- Tension timing belt. Use tool KM-666  .
- Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise until mark on 8th tooth aligns with timing mark on timing belt rear cover  .
- Tighten tensioner bolt  . Tightening torque: 25 Nm + 45-60°.
- Remove tensioning tool.
- Turn crankshaft until timing marks aligned  &  .
- Install components in reverse order of removal.