Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12224 Members
65 Forums
72739 Topics
980407 Posts
53 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
82 registered (11kendo, 15 invisible), 1800 Guests and 189 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
TS Indefatigable 456
Patio work 337
vet fees 295
Hezballah 258
Sea Shepherd 244
Internet Explorer Not Working 206
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 136
TV wall mount wanted. 93
Re sizing 79
Am I missing something ? 69
New General Forums
Wirral track renewal
by snowhite
Today at 02:42 PM
Ice in the 1800's
by granny
Yesterday at 09:47 PM
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
Valentines Day---Help From The Ladies
by fish5133
10th Feb 2017 7:35pm
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
Stanlow Abbey
by ghostly1
4th Dec 2008 10:09pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Rescued Animals.
by granny
Today at 06:44 PM
Internet Explorer Not Working
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:43 PM
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Today at 03:07 PM
Tony Blair
by snowhite
Today at 02:20 PM
Changes to bin collections
by granny
Today at 11:42 AM
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
Yesterday at 09:32 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by kenmo52
Yesterday at 07:44 PM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
Yesterday at 06:11 PM
Patio work
by steamfan
Yesterday at 09:51 AM
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#95316 - 14th Jan 2006 6:15pm Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5595
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
Anyone know of the going rate to change the gasket and cambelt on a 16v?

I haven't done a compression test (because it's a pain in the arse), but I assume the amount of white/grey smoke it's pumping out of the exhaust, the HG is on it's way out. The car runs fine though, there is no water in oil/oil in the water, maybe the piston rings need replacing. The car is run for about 10 minutes twice a week, I was thinking this could be because it is 'cold'. The smoke does thin out after a while, but it's still there.
This should be the last thing on 'The List' hopefully, and there's nowt wrong with changing the belt. smile
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
AutoWirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#95317 - 14th Jan 2006 6:44pm Re: Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.
Quote:
Originally posted by StationMiek:
Anyone know of the going rate to change the gasket and cambelt on a 16v?
16V Saxo ? 106 ? BMW ? Need full info mate smack

It sounds like the car needs a bloody good run up the motorway for 30 mins or so to clear the shite.

Top
#95318 - 14th Jan 2006 7:05pm Re: Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5595
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
It's the good ol' Astra 2.0 16v!

I think you're right, it has done about 20 miles in 6 months!
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#95319 - 14th Jan 2006 7:27pm Re: Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.
You would be looking in the region of £350 - £400 to have the job done correctly at a reputable garage mate.

Thats head skimmed, new cambelt/tensioners etc.

However, like i said take it for a good blast before doing anything else.

Top
#95320 - 14th Jan 2006 7:51pm Re: Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
Johnny Alan Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 15th Sep 2004
Posts: 2082
Loc: wirral
to be perfectly honest i think it might just need a good run just imagine how much condensate will be in the system ova that period of time, and letting the car run for ten min twice a week just aint enough. If the ring are on the way out then the smoke will most certanly be blue, white grey is just the moisture and black is overfueling hope this helps, but b4 u go looking at getting work done on it i would do as scooby says take it for a blast for 20min happy
_________________________
Zoom,Beep,Zoom,Beep,Zoom,Beep.....................

Top
#95321 - 14th Jan 2006 8:05pm Re: Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
Gary Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 22nd Dec 2003
Posts: 1328
Loc: Wirral
i got a cracking price from sprayforce for my cambelt and tensioners etc

Top
#95322 - 14th Jan 2006 9:05pm Re: Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5595
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
Thanks, that's all reassured me. The smoke is definately white, same colour as steam. If I remember correctly, it never did this before it went off the road.
I'll do a compression test tommorow anyways, see what it comes up with.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Today at 03:07 PM
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
Today at 12:25 AM
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
For Sale & Free
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
Yesterday at 07:53 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
20th Feb 2017 9:24pm
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
20th Feb 2017 6:35pm
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
20th Feb 2017 4:09pm
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
18th Feb 2017 9:47pm
Featured Member
Registered: 30th Jan 2014
Posts: 170
Newest Members
raybb, CliveK, vonny, Vkj530, SunsetP
12224 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
j_demo (28)
New Wirral Info
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank
by diggingdeeper
13th Feb 2017 12:10pm
War Museum
by missmahjong
12th Feb 2017 1:24pm
News : New Topics
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple.
by fish5133
13th Feb 2017 3:01pm
Lost ladies Swarovski watch
by spider
13th Feb 2017 10:36am
M53 closed in both directions between J2 and J3
by diggingdeeper
9th Feb 2017 10:00pm
New Enthusiast Forums
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Today at 03:07 PM
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
Today at 12:25 AM
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Sounds of the Sixties
by paxvobiscum
11th Feb 2017 8:53pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Internet Explorer Not Working 206
TV wall mount wanted. 93
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night 37
Ice in the 1800's 23
Wirral track renewal 9
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 7:13am
Sunset Wed 5:37pm
Local Time Wed 7:49pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .