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    Default Timing belt change

    Hi guys,

    Just been flicking through my Haynes book and am horrified to discover that my 1.8 has a timing belt (I thought it had a chain...). Also horrified to see that I have missed the renewal mileage by a fair bit.

    Really don't want to see it break so am going to get it booked in asap, anyone know how much it's going to set me back?

    On my Vec B I would have done it myself, but I don't want to **** up my C...

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    About £200 at a main dealer. Cheaper elsewhere. Also consider doing the water pump at the same time for an extra £40
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    it exactly the same as on the veccy B.....so get it done...... kit is only around £75..

    if you have the locking wedge for the veccy B 1.8 it'll fit your C..

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    I'll second the water pump option - my first time changing the cambelt I didn't bother and it went about 10k later.

    No damage but meant had to pay all the labour again for the cambelt..........

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    Mate did mine in about 30 mins on my 1.8. VX say 80k before it needs changing but i and many others would do it at 40k

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    Printed on my recent invoice from vx was that they now recommend the cambelts at 40k so would make sense.

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