Vauxhall Combo van cam chain replacement

I am debating changing the cam chain, tensioner etc on my 2006 Vauxhall Combo 1.3CDTI. It has done 145,000 miles and has very little history. The van needs a blip of throttle to start, the van drives fine and will shift when floored.

I've never had a cam chain diesel engine before and I would like to know what sort of sounds I'm looking for in regards of a stretched chain, bad gears etc. The van could do with a service but I'm trying to find out if the chain needs replacing and if so will be dropping the sump etc to fit the new kit.

Asked on 8 January 2016 by comboman

Answered by Honest John
This little 1250cc FIAT Multijet engine is doing well. So it's essential the job is done properly by someone who has done it before at least half a dozen times. Not someone who has never done it before.
Similar questions
I bought a new Renault Trafic and have had it serviced at a locally trusted garage who said it should be serviced at 18,000. It's now due for its first mot and second service at 36000. But the main dealer...
Our 2011 Volkswagen Caravelle broke down suddenly (no warning lights) a month ago. A local, non-franchise Volkswagen garage replaced the number one injector. The van broke down again on a long run last...
My Volkswagen Caravelle T5 needs a 100,000 mile service. There's some confusion about the frequency of a cam belt change and the dealers are all saying different things. They can't tell from the national...
Related models
Commodious yet compact van based on a stretched Corsa platform, decent to drive, one Combo van recorded 505,000 miles.
 

Ask Honest John

Value my van