Vauxhall / Opel Astra Timing Belt Or Chain ? (1998 – 2017)

Does A Vauxhall / Opel Astra Have A Timing Belt (Cambelt) Or A Chain?

Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a Vauxhall / Opel Astra. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.


Vauxhall / Opel Astra
Model YearEngineBelt / Chain
1998 - 2004(Vauxhall Astra, fourth generation) & 1998 - 2009( Opel Astra G)1.2 L X12XE I4timing chain
1.2 L Z12XE I4timing chain
1.4 L X14XE I4timing belt
1.4 L Z14XE I4timing belt
1.6 L X16SZR I4timing belt
1.6 L Z16SE I4timing belt
1.6 L X16XEL DOHC I4timing belt
1.6 L Z16XE DOHC I4timing belt
1.8 L X18XE1 I4timing belt
1.8 L Z18XE I4timing belt
2.0 L X20XEV/X20XER I4timing belt
2.0 L Z20LET turbo I4timing belt
2.2 L Z22SE I4timing chain
2.4 L I4timing belt
1.7 L TD 8V I4timing belt
1.7 L DTi 16V I4timing belt
2.0 L DTi 16V I4timing chain
2.2 L DTi 16V I4timing chain
2004 - 2010 (Vauxhall Astra) & 2004 - 2009(Open Astra H)1.4 L Z14XEL I4 (petrol)timing chain
1.4 L Z14XEP I4 (petrol)timing chain
1.6 L Z16XEP I4(petrol)timing belt
1.6 L Family I I4 (turbocharged petrol)timing belt
1.8 L Z18XE I4 (petrol)timing belt
2.0 L Z20LEL I4 (turbochargedpetrol)timing belt
2.0 L Z20LER I4 (turbocharged petrol)timing belt
2.0 L Z20LEH I4 (turbocharged petrol)timing belt
2.2 L Z22SE I4 (Australia)timing chain
1.3 L CDTI Diesel I4timing chain
1.7 L CDTI Diesel I4timing belt
1.9 L CDTI Diesel I4timing belt
2.0 L Flexpower I4 (Brazil)timing belt
2.4 L Flexpower I4 (Brazil)timing belt
2009 - 2015(Vauxhall Astra & Opel Astra J)1.4 L Family 0 I4timing chain
1.4 L Family 0 turbo I4timing chain
1.6 L Family 1 I4timing belt
1.6 L Family 1 turbo I4timing belt
1.8 L Family 1 I4timing belt
2.0 L Family II turbo I4timing belt
1.3 L Family B diesel I4timing chain
1.6 L CDTi diesel I4timing chain
1.7 L Circle L diesel I4timing belt
2.0 L Family B diesel I4timing belt
2015 - 2017(Vauxhall Astra & Opel Astra K)1.0 L GM SGE Turbo I3timing chain
1.4 L GM SGE I4timing chain
1.4 L GM SGE Turbo I4timing chain
1.6 L GM MGE Turbo I4timing chain
1.6 L GM MDE Turbo I4timing chain
1.6 L GM MDE BiTurbo I4timing chain