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    Oh yes, don't worry there is a mutual respect for him and his tools! Haha

    Just got off the blower and the results are as follows -

    Main dealer - 590
    Local VX specialist - 325
    Dad in law - 200

    I didn't mention him showing me how to do it cos he might have charged more then! :P

    He did say that while he was doing a search that it didn't need doing until 72 months (6 years) or 80k miles. Mines on 49k and just over 5 years. I'm sure though that I read somewhere that it's every 5 years? Or was it all a dream??

    While I'm at it, would everyone suggest sticking to dad in law with the actual service aswell or would we look at the specialist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwirlesY View Post
    Oh yes, don't worry there is a mutual respect for him and his tools! Haha

    Just got off the blower and the results are as follows -

    Main dealer - 590
    Local VX specialist - 325
    Dad in law - 200

    I didn't mention him showing me how to do it cos he might have charged more then!

    He did say that while he was doing a search that it didn't need doing until 72 months (6 years) or 80k miles. Mines on 49k and just over 5 years. I'm sure though that I read somewhere that it's every 5 years? Or was it all a dream??

    While I'm at it, would everyone suggest sticking to dad in law with the actual service aswell or would we look at the specialist?
    Good price with the in law . I would take the recommended Vauxhall intervals with a pinch of salt, water pumps normally come in to play in a cambelt change and could go before the belt. I'd much sooner do an 'early' change for peace of mind than have the headache of a snapped belt. Same vote again for the service

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    Quote Originally Posted by tens6 View Post
    Good price with the in law . I would take the recommended Vauxhall intervals with a pinch of salt, water pumps normally come in to play in a cambelt change and could go before the belt. I'd much sooner do an 'early' change for peace of mind than have the headache of a snapped belt. Same vote again for the service
    Ye that's a good point, for the sake of 6 months it would give me peace of mind!

    BTW are you lot on commission with him? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwirlesY View Post
    Ye that's a good point, for the sake of 6 months it would give me peace of mind!

    BTW are you lot on commission with him? :P
    Yes, no, maybe?

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    Is that you Daddy Dave? (Missus dad) ::

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    So my MOT is due at the end of March so I'm getting the whole hog sorted while I'm at it.

    As previously mentioned, the dad in law said he will sort everything out if I just get the gear.

    I was just wondering if anyone could advise me on the correct gear that I need. I have had a look around so could you just clarify if I have it correct please? I have a 2.0 diesel BiTurbo 14 plate.

    Timing belt with water pump. I'm sure I have read that Gates stuff is the best to go with? I have found this kit -
    https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/gates/8113939

    Service kit. This is a bosch kit, but any other suggestions would be appreciated!
    http://shop.fosautoparts.co.uk/servi...2015-2016-2017

    Oil. Is this the gear I need? Again, any other suggestions would be appreciated!
    https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-195310-...20engine%20oil

    I've also had the 'service soon' message. I've checked the ODI and it says P0671-00 - Cylinder 1 Glow Plug Control Circuit. Status:Present, so I am thinking it is the a glow plug with a sensor? Currently on ebay for around the 60 mark. I am taking it into Dave before hand so he can check that it is in fact the glow plug itself or if it is the wiring loom or something along those lines.

    Is there anything else anybody would suggest I do while we're at it? Fuel filter perhaps? This is her first service since I've had her so I'm happy to get a few extra bits and bobs to make sure everything is in order .

    Thank you for your time everyone!

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    Sorry, just to add, I can see that the bosch service kit comes with a fuel filter, as does this one below. The bosch one states that it comes with a sump plug seal, where as this one on amazon comes with a cabin filter.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Insignia-Di.../dp/B078YWZBNK

    I'll message them on amazon to see if it does in fact come with a sump plug seal.

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    The only thing I can say is:
    Replace all 4 of the rollers/bearings at timing belt change. Gates kit includes all.
    Use genuine oil/diesel/air filter.
    Replace the oil sump plug seal and DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE SUMP BOLT AS DEALERS DO. (which then requires a new sump plug) There's a reason why there's a rubber seal on it.
    Gates kit is as OEM. My biturbo (July '12) for some reason specs 0W40 oil.
    My '12 Biturbo has 4 pressure sensor glow plugs. The first to go was No. 1. The next was No. 2. Simple but pricey change.

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    Oh and be meticulous with the water pump seal. I did Timing belt myself, scared the **** out of me, but all went well after I remembered to take it out of gear to turn the engine over with a spanner on the crankshaft. School boy error.

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    That's great, thanks for that Buttons!

    Which oil did you go for? https://www.opieoils.co.uk suggests either 0w-30 or 5w-30 for me.

 

 
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