Good price.The reason I asked was I’m about do have some warranty work done and have been informed by the dealer that if I pay £80 for parts (cambelt) they will replace it at the time of doing warranty work.
I’m on 55000 miles and in the fourth year so will get it done
Unfortunately - when it comes to warranty - they won't spend 1p more than they have to in order to sort the issue out.Surely if it's warranty work then the cambelt should be renewed anyway as no self respecting mechanic would put any second hand cambelt back on especially if has done 55 k
+1 That is what I was told by SEAT CS whne I first bought the 1.2 TSi SE Technology and then after the air filter fiasco (see my other posts for details) Pat from the VWFS maintenance team said it was 140,000 miles to be changed and that was the factory recommendationI bought my 1400 TSi in 2013 and after a year decided to ask when the cam belt needed changing, idiot dealer said 30,000 miles or 3 years. Thought this was stupid since they would never sell as asingle car to a fleet if this was true.
So I emailed Seat Customer Services who came abck with the following reply
"I am delighted to confirm that on your SEAT Leon, we recommend the cam belt is first checked at 60,000 miles, and every 20,000 miles thereafter. If there is no damage at these points the cambelt will not need changing. If the belt is not changed, regardless of condition, it must be replaced at 120,000 miles or when the vehicle is 5 years old, whichever comes first."
To me that seemed sensible and straightforward. But I have no ide if it applies to other Leon engines.
Don't know if it is still the case, but I remember that if done by SEAT dealer, you got a 5 year warranty, no one else will give you that.I understand this thread has been dormant for a while, however, when speaking to my local(ish) seat dealer a few days ago, I was advised my cam belt would be 140k or 5 years. So I’m definitely due it next year, I’m wondering is it recommended to pay dealer prices to have it all proper or do people not bother and go to local garages that offer it a lot cheaper, is it the same regardless or is there pros and cons to either?
Black Leon FR 2.0TDI 184 DSG