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#95316 - 14th Jan 2006 6:15pm Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
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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
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#95317 - 14th Jan 2006 6:44pm Re: Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
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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.

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#95318 - 14th Jan 2006 7:05pm Re: Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
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It's the good ol' Astra 2.0 16v!

I think you're right, it has done about 20 miles in 6 months!
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#95319 - 14th Jan 2006 7:27pm Re: Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
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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.

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#95320 - 14th Jan 2006 7:51pm Re: Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
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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
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#95321 - 14th Jan 2006 8:05pm Re: Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
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i got a cracking price from sprayforce for my cambelt and tensioners etc

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#95322 - 14th Jan 2006 9:05pm Re: Cambelt and Head Gasket change prices
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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.
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