When to replace a Vauxhall Astra timing belt

The Opel Astra has been an integral part of the Opel range since 1992. This model is available with both petrol and diesel engines. Below is an overview of the timing belt replacement intervals. If you do not know which engine your car has, you can enter the license plate number below.

Petrol variants produced between 1998 and 2005:

  • Opel Astra 1.2 16V (1998 - 2000) = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.2 16V (2000 - 2005) = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.4 (2007 - 2009) = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.4 (until 2003) = 60 000 kilometres or 4 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.4 (from 2003) = 90 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 55 kW = 120 000 kilometres or 8 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 62 kW = 120 000 kilometres or 8 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 76 kW = 150 000 kilometres or 10 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 16V (until 2003) = 60 000 kilometres or 4 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 16V (from 2003) = 90 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.8 16V (until 2003) = 60 000 kilometres or 4 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.8 16V (from 2003) = 90 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 2.0 16V (up to 2003) = 60 000 kilometres or 4 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 2.0 16V (from 2003) = 90 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 2.0 16V OPC = 60 000 kilometres or 4 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 2.0 16V Turbo = 60 000 kilometres or 4 maximum years.

Diesel variants produced between 1998 and 2005:

  • Opel Astra 1.7 CDTI = 150 000 kilometres or 10 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.7 DTI 16V = 150 000 kilometres or 10 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.7 DT = 120 000 kilometres or 8 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 2.0 DI = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 2.0 DTI 16V = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 2.2 16V = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 2.2 DTI = Timing chain.

Petrol variants produced between 2005 and 2011:

  • Opel Astra 1.4 = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.4 LPG = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 77 kW =150 000 kilometres or 10 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 85 kW (until 2011) =150 000 kilometres or 10 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 85 kW (from 2011) =150 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 Turbo 132 kW (until 2011) =150 000 kilometres or 10 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 Turbo 132 kW (from 2011) =150 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.8 92 kW =90 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.8 103 kW (until 2011) =150 000 kilometres or 10 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.8 103 kW (from 2011) =150 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 2.0 Turbo120 000 kilometres or 8 maximum years.

Diesel variants produced between 2005 and 2011:

  • Opel Astra 1.3 CDTI =Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.7 CDTI 59 KW = 150 000 kilometres or 10 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.7 CDTI 74 KW (until 2005) = 100 000 kilometres or 10 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.7 CDTI 74 KW (from 2006) = 90 000 kilometres or 10 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.9 CDTI (until 2011) = 150 000 kilometres or 10 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.9 CDTI (from 2011) = 150 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.9 CDTI 16V (until 2011) = 150 000 kilometres or 10 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.9 CDTI 16V (from 2011) = 150 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years.

Petrol variants produced between 2011 and 2015:

  • Opel Astra 1.4 = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.4 LPG = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 =150 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 SIDI = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 Turbo =150 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 1.8 =150 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 2.0 = Timing chain.

Diesel variants produced between 2011 and 2015:

  • Opel Astra 1.3 CDTI =Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.4 CDTI =Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI =Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.7 CDTI = 150 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 2.0 BITurbo CDTI = 120 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years;
  • Opel Astra 2.0 CDTI = 150 000 kilometres or 6 maximum years.

Variants produced 2015:

  • Opel Astra 1.0 = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.4 = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI Turbo = Timing chain;
  • Opel Astra 1.6 Turbo = Timing chain.