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  • [Corsa C 2000-2006] Vauxhall corsa timing chain


  • #2
    Timing chains need regular oil changes which is why Vauxhall won't repair it under warranty unless there is evidence of the service history. Unfortunately it is one of the things you always need to check when buying a car - unless you have a service history don't buy it. There are too many cars out there that people fail to maintain properly and then sell on - and sell on the problems of course.

    If you bought the car in February 2015 then it would be due another service anyway - so have you had it serviced since you bought it?

    Sorry to sound negative but without a service history Vauxhall won't repair it under warranty. You can get it done cheaper elsewhere but insist that they use a genuine Vauxhall timing kit. Many aftermarket ones will fail very quickly.
    1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Taurus View Post
      Timing chains need regular oil changes which is why Vauxhall won't repair it under warranty unless there is evidence of the service history. Unfortunately it is one of the things you always need to check when buying a car - unless you have a service history don't buy it. There are too many cars out there that people fail to maintain properly and then sell on - and sell on the problems of course.

      If you bought the car in February 2015 then it would be due another service anyway - so have you had it serviced since you bought it?

      Sorry to sound negative but without a service history Vauxhall won't repair it under warranty. You can get it done cheaper elsewhere but insist that they use a genuine Vauxhall timing kit. Many aftermarket ones will fail very quickly.

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      • #4
        Not sure what you mean by 'just an oil dip' - if that means that they didn't change the oil, just checked the level, then it could be well overdue an oil change.

        To claim under warranty you'd need to provide the service history from new, showing it had the initial oil change and then one at least annually and within the specified mileage. Oil is essential to an engine's life which is why no manufacturer will honour a warranty without proof that the car has been properly serviced.

        If you've got documented evidence of the service history, the service book stamped or receipts for all services, then you can ask Vauxhall to look at repairing it under warranty. If you don't have that evidence then regretfully they will charge you for the repair.

        Where was the oil level at when the problem occurred?
        1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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