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  1. Yes it's £47 just to look at it, then it's £80 per hour after that for whatever the fix will be. What I meant is they say they'll match any quote but I bet after the £47 diagnosis they'll say the camshaft is snapped and they need to take the head off to check the internals (which they don't need to do) otherwise they won't be able to cover the work and be liable etc. etc. So basically they won't match the quote for remove/replace camshaft and they'll have me for the £47 so I'll be more likely to leave it there to be worked on.
  2. Erm, no, these are the engines: Z10XE, Z12XE, Z12XEP, Z14XEP - Chain Z14XE, Z18XE - Belt Mine's a Z12XEP.
  3. It doesn't have a full vx history. I've just been down there and they said it won't be covered and Vauxhall are getting much stricter now. He did say they'll match any quote from another garage, but they also said they charge £47 to look at it and diagnose the problem - should I expect that they'll then say they need to remove the head and check the internals, which will obviously therefore not be a like for like quote from the other garage?
  4. I'm pretty sure it's a chain on them, not a belt. Something to do with the cam caps being loose causing them to snap. The fact it's only on the 05/55 plate 1.2 and 1.4 engines proves it's a manufacturing defect though doesn't it?
  5. Hiya, I'm new here, I've lurked before and friends have used the site a lot so thought I'd join up and ask about my recent misfortune. We have an 05 Corsa 1.2 SXi, it developed a misfire which subsequently snapped the exhaust camshaft. Apparently a common fault on the 2005 model only. link It's out of warranty, 5 years old, 50k miles, I bought it from an independant garage a year ago where it was serviced, I had an oil change done around February. I checked the oil on Thursday last week and it was OK so I'm guessing it's the loose cam cap bolts issue. The AA man dropped it off at the local vx service place and I'm waiting for them to open tomorrow morning. Is it likely they'll help cover the costs? I'm looking at around £400-£500 from any other garage or over double that from Vauxhall by my estimates. Will the garage be any use or do I need to go straight to Vauxhall customer care? Thanks, Trev.
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