Cambelt and water pump change - how much?

8bit

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Feb 11, 2010
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Got my LCR225 booked in for a cambelt and water pump change this weekend, although it's less than the recommended 60k miles (44k) it is over the recommended four years old. At least, I can't see anything in the service logbook that says it's been changed and I don't want to risk it breaking.

Just wondered, how much this should cost from an independant dealer? I saw something on here recently saying an official SEAT dealer quoted about £600, the garage I'm going to isn't an official dealer but they do specialise in VAG cars. Forgot to ask them how much it was going to cost but will do that today, just thought I've still got time to shop around a bit if it turns out they're asking over the odds.

Cheers
8bit
 

DOLBY

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you are mileage away dude, but the tt shop in bedford quoted me £760 for a major and cambelt and water pump replacement all in...

whereas..

total VAG in leighton buzzard quoted me £517 all in for the same
 

EmDee

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it's all about having a "daughter's mechanic boyfriend".

did you sit and watch him in your rocking chair whilst chewing a piece of straw with a 12 gauge across your knee?

I bet he did a perfect job, I would never want to cross the (potential) father in law...
 

andi leon frtdi

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had mine done 4 weeks ago belt kit + pump £110 inc vat + £60 to a mate to fit oh and he nicked the anti-freeze from work. he did do it at his work tho. he said i should of had the engine mount bolts done as well but didn't know you needed them at the time but my mate said it should be ok.
its not what you know but WHO lol
 

steve8582

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Seat Aberdeen wanted £450 for the Timing belt and water pump.
 

8bit

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Well I just got it done for £310 and some pennies. The garage ordered the parts in advance of the day it was booked in for so the car was in and out in half a day. Don't know if I'm supposed to say where it was on these forums (dunno if it counts as advertising) but if anyone Aberdeen area is interested then PM me and I'll say! I was certainly happy with the service I got anyway and that price seems about average to me so I'll happily go back.
 
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steve8582

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Was that including the parts? Sounds like a decent price.

Could you PM the garage details?
 

buzbi

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Got belt kit and water pump this morning for £130 and I am doing it tonite after work, the joys of being a mech :-D
 

8bit

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Feb 11, 2010
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Was that including the parts? Sounds like a decent price.

Could you PM the garage details?
I would but you don't seem to be able to receive PM's, maybe because you're not a full member yet! PM me once you're past 15 posts or so and I'll be happy to let you know.
 

john.waterman

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i got belt and pump change, full service and oil change, new wheel bearings and re-placed turbo hose for £340.
 

steve8582

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I would but you don't seem to be able to receive PM's, maybe because you're not a full member yet! PM me once you're past 15 posts or so and I'll be happy to let you know.

Ah thought it was 10 posts, will get posting!
 

wrecker

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Is there anything official (online possibly?) that states the VAG rule for the cambelt change? I've read a few threads on it and have seen several different figures quoted. 5 years/50k, 4 years/60k etc.

I've not yet picked my 04 Cupra R (with 52k on the clock) up from the dealers and if I can find the official the VAG recommendation then I might be able to get them to change it before I collect, assuming it's not already been done (Can't remember if it was mentioned in the service log to be honest).
 
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