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    Hi Guys and Gals,

    Is this quote good or bad?

    I own a 3.2 GSI 2004 on 70k

    Cambelt Kit and Installation..............£255.00

    I have also been quoted £272.50 for a full service including parts and labour.

    What have others paid?


    Paul

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    Service looks expensive although depends exactly what they have quoted for.

    Cambelt looks a fairly good price to me as its over £300 in my local mail stealer.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    The service includes changing 3 spark plugs that are apparently hard to get to at rear of engine? That was reason for extra cost however thats an all inclusive price. Maybe I can save some bucks by having a basic service fluid changes etc for now and then a full service at another time? Just need to save costs and dont know if my cambelt has ever been changed before and at 70k getting nervous!

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    I'll only comment on the cambelt price - it's a good price but I'm guessing it's not a main dealer as they'll be looking for about £400 to do the belt (labour, parts & VAT).

    When the dealer did my plugs @ 64k miles, the old ones looked fine.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it - I'd leave the plugs for now if you're not having problems.

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    The plugs are a pain in the arse as the plenum chamber has to come off, however its no harder to do the rears than the fronts so they should be going all 6.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Cambelt is not from a main dealer no. But I am friends with a mobile mechnaic and he will take it to a garage he knows will do a good job. Just checking on price. Also is there anyway to tell how old a cambelt is. I just looked at mine and it looks fine, It has writing on it thats not worn off, it looks fine. Has anyone ever seen one thats coming to the end of its life do they visably degrade?

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    Sometimes it's not the cambelt the breaks and it can actually be the tensioners/water pump that goes. If you don't know its history don't take the risk imo

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    OK then I'll get it done... I think I'll get the MOT and Cambelt done now and a small service oil change etc. Then in the summer get a full service. Should get the cost down a bit. Unless anyone wants to give me 500 quid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PauloMcGuinee View Post
    OK then I'll get it done... I think I'll get the MOT and Cambelt done now and a small service oil change etc. Then in the summer get a full service. Should get the cost down a bit. Unless anyone wants to give me 500 quid?
    Have you thought of getting the water pump done at the same time as the belt?

    On the 3.2, there's almost the same amount of labour to replace the pump as there is the belt, so would make sense to change whilst the cam belt bits are off. Just a thought.

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    yep, on the 3.2 the pump isn't belt driven but the belt needs to come off to do it. Get them both done. Also the belt may look ok but its new engine time if it snaps.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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