hi James i could feel my ears burning... lol
Right all 2.2 engines are timing chain, these should last the life of the car, there was a recall on these engines but a few years back concerning the lubrication nozzle and tensioner failing and making the chain run dry and snap.
If your engine number is higher than 11065400 then your engine is not affected by the recall given out.
As these are oiled directly from the engine oil, i would go for oil n filter changes every 6000 miles, sod what vauxhall think of every 10-20000 service intervals, just to be on the safe side.
If the timing chain becomes rattly then i would go for a replacement chain or the cheaper option of a can of petrol and a box of matches as these are not cheap to replace as they are main dealer part only and will set you back about £1000.
But rule of thumb here is dont touch the main dealer, you will get as good a service from an independent garage at half the cost.
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