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    rolleyes 40K service - new timing belt and water pump?

    Been quoted less than £200 for 5th service but asked them to include replacing timing belt and water pump since folks on here seem to recommend it if you've done 40k (5 years) even though vx say it's not necessary until 80k or 8 years.
    But that slaps another £500 on the bill, so getting on for a grand altogether! Should I go ahead or save me dosh and risk it?

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    Take it that's the dealers? I'd ring round a few independants mate. What engine is it btw?
    Last edited by Boy Lard; 29th August 2008 at 06:35. Reason: schpelling

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    i'd never risk it.. timing belts are lifed by age as well as miles...how much is it going to cost if it all goes bang?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    i'd never risk it.. timing belts are lifed by age as well as miles...how much is it going to cost if it all goes bang?...
    Very true... get it replaced, but by a good independent - I wouldn't pay dealer rates for that many hours of labour. Servicing from the dealer is fine, and their stamp in the book adds a bit of glitter, but shop around for the belt - you'll save a lot.

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    hi
    now getting mine timing belt and water pump today
    dealer wanted £483 but good local garage is only charging £250.
    dont put it of mate not worth it.

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    If the car is out of OE warranty and no longer covered by any type of warranty, then find a local independent mechanic

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    If the car is out of OE warranty and no longer covered by any type of warranty, then find a local independent mechanic
    Would you still have in done (56 cdti 150) at say 40-50k even if there was plenty of warranty left. Garage keeps saying 100k miles which means I assume that they foot the bill if it goes bang.

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    I would not get it done if it is under warranty and not being recommened by the dealer. CDTi is 100k before the Cambelt needs doing but saying that mine went at 60k (cambelt tensioner) but was done under warranty, got a new engine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron43 View Post
    Would you still have in done (56 cdti 150) at say 40-50k even if there was plenty of warranty left. Garage keeps saying 100k miles which means I assume that they foot the bill if it goes bang.
    you can be sure that they won't foot the bill.......

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    Bought mine at 68,000 miles and my local garage did the cambelt kit just in case for me, they said it was one of the easiest belt changes they have done BUT it had already been done once by VX! (it was a vx car)

    NEVER chance it, its not just a case of a dealer 'maybe' doing under warranty if it breaks, but its plain unsafe if it go's in the outside lane of the motorway.

    They are breaking, or tensioners are breaking before (well before) the recommended change date/mileage interval. I'd do it.

    btw £250 seems to be the going rate at non vx garages.

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