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When to change my Astra's timing belt?

When does the timing belt need changing on an Opel Astra (A16LET engine)?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Peter Hill (My Waverley) - Fri, 25 Jan 2019 09:40

Shane O' Donoghue Answered by: Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Advisor - @Shane_O_D


Hi Peter,

The A16LET engine is a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit according to our records, producing 179hp and manufactured from 2009 to 2014. 

If your engine is pre-2010, the recommended change interval is 150,000 kilometres or 10 years, whichever comes first. For engines made after that date, it's still 150,000 kilometres, but the maximum time between changes is six years.

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Thank you very much - you're the first one to give a straight answer on this!

Posted by Peter Hill (My Waverley) - Sat, 26 Jan 2019 02:53:24

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