Buying a car is a big budget for most people, nevertheless, to this one you will have to add the routine service of your car, and for some routine service acts the bill can be quite high. It is so obvious to ask yourself when is the right time to execute these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. In this article we are going to show you to you when to change the timing belt on your Vauxhall Corsa? For that, to begin with, we are going to see why it is necessary to do this process of routine service, then, when to do the timing belt of your Vauxhall Corsa , then, we are going to fairly quickly describe to you how this replace is done, and, finally, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Vauxhall Corsa.
Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Vauxhall Corsa?
As we informed you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Vauxhall Corsa represents an important budget, so we figure out that you are hesitant to do it and to allow you to figure out the value of this fix, so we will fairly quickly show you why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Vauxhall Corsa’s timing belt objective
The timing of a Vauxhall Corsa has an important function in the smooth running of your engine. In fact, it will have the mission to synchronize the valves and pistons, and to make the link between the camshaft, the water pump, the crankshaft and the injection pump . It will allow the engine to work effectively, and avoid any risk of engine breakage. The shorter the distance your car travels, the more your belt will be solicited when starting the engine.
What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed in time?
The problem with the timing of a Vauxhall Corsa is that it is internal to the engine. And consequently, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is impossible to visually verify its state. So you might presume that this belt is just an insignificant component, but the risks you take if you don’t change it in time are enormous. If the timing of your Vauxhall Corsa breaks, you will most certainly have to change the engine of this one. In fact, the pistons will hit the valves and injure them, and the camshaft will also break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more serious the consequences are. It is consequently fundamental to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Vauxhall Corsa?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to produce the timing belt of a Vauxhall Corsa? It is necessary to know that each engine unit is different and as we mentioned earlier, we must not miss on the replacement of this component. The more we advance in time the more the manufacturers improve the timing belt and normally the more recent your Vauxhall Corsa will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. Nevertheless, check out your Vauxhall Corsa’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can accomplish before you do the timing . Generally, timing belts have a life of 5 to 10 years and a maximum mileage between 80, 000 and 200, 000km .
How to change the timing belt of an Vauxhall Corsa?
As the timing belt of a Vauxhall Corsa represents a high budget, one can rationally question if it is not possible to change it yourself. Regrettably it is very difficult to access and just the most knowledgeable amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to reflect on this procedure, we will even so fairly quickly explain the different steps to be accomplished to replace this timing belt:
- Place the Vauxhall Corsa on stands, and depending on your engine you might have to remove a wheel. Remove the timing gearboxes
- To do this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine elements remain in the right position, in any other case your engine will break. Remove the other elements that bother you (damper pulley for example).
- Remove the old distribution after loosening the tension rollers. Before positioning the new one, you must take out all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
- Mount the new water pump.
- Install the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
- Install the new distribution of your Vauxhall Corsa by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt as outlined by the manufacturer’s specifics.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Verify that the engine unit is running effectively.
Replacing the timing belt how much does it cost?
And finally, we’ll try to give you an idea of the price if you want to replace the timing belt of your Vauxhall Corsa . Take note that if you do it at the mechanic of the brand or at a car center like Feu Vert the price can vary quite a lot, but in general we estimate that the price of the distribution varies between 400 and 900 euros , depending on the place where you do it and your engine. Please note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
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