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    Phoned VX on Friday for a price on a service for a 1.8 Vec Sri, £69 not bad I thought so then I went on to ask how much for a Cambelt change.........£300-£350................F... me that's what they take for a V6!!!! so I said thanks and I'll have to think about it lol.

    Anyway having Trade Club available to me I totted up the parts for a full service along with Aux Belt, Tensioner, Cambelt Kit and Waterpump and I'll get the lot for under £200, so it looks like I'll be doing it myself, Got the Inspection 1000 coming up so it'll be getting done at the end of the month

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    cost me £480 for belt and bits done plus water pump done at same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam View Post
    Phoned VX on Friday for a price on a service for a 1.8 Vec Sri, £69
    Is that the Arnold Clark "monkey" service or the VX service?
    If it is the "monkey" service then it is aftermarket parts and 15W40 oil

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    Peter Vardy in Kirkcaldy Fife, they are pretty good but not that ****** good lol

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    just had a quote for my cam belt and all pullies and tensioners and water pump. £284, thats all in.
    dewsbury mot center, all vx parts too

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    I would suggest you ask what they do for £69 and confirm that the service is to VX specification
    You may find that is the price for the intermediate service (oil, oil filter, and pollen filter)
    Also ask what grade of oil they use, it should be 0W30 to GM-LL-A-25
    If not, you need to ask why not as that is what VX specify

    Phone a few others in your area (I know there aren't many within the Kirkcaldy area)
    Take into account any travel costs
    I would suggest Curtis (they are one of the few remaining independents in your area) although it is not so easy to get to/from
    The Arnold Clark in Glenrothes would be easier
    Ironically £450 all in may be just as about the same

    You could also do what I do
    I use one that I have been using for years, it is not the nearest to me
    I drop the car off as soon as they open, have breakfast, then go to the cinema
    At the end of the first film I phone them to see how the work is progressing
    If it is looking like it will be several more hours then I watch a second film

    My MoT is due and Iron Man 2 is on at the cinema, good timing

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    do you pay for 2 films or just sneak into the next room lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony stoney View Post
    do you pay for 2 films or just sneak into the next room lol
    It depends...
    The CinemaWorld in Glasgow, once you have passed the front entry you can go to any floor and any screen
    The staff make no effort on any floor afterwards (they assume you have passed the entry check)

    After watching the first film I go to the promenade and phone the dealership from there
    If I have several hours to pass, then I look at the screen to see what other films are on that may be of interest
    I've only done it once (the second film was something I wouldn't have gone to the cinema to see)

    A long time ago I went the Showcase Glasgow
    The first film lost the sound several times
    The other people didn't complain
    I left after twenty minutes. was given my money back, and asked if there was any other film I wanted to see (as they only had one copy of that film)
    So I watched The Matrix instead (just as well I did, I hadn't intended on seeing it)

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