Chris NottSky Insurance
Results 1 to 19 of 19
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By murkins

Thread: How much should I be paying for a cambelt change?

  1. #1
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    60

    How much should I be paying for a cambelt change?

    Hi all, my cambelt is due for a change in 4k miles. Just wondering what I should be expecting to pay. I'd rather get it done at my Audi dealer but if people could give me an idea of what they have been quoted or what they've paid already, either Audi or independent. Let me know.
    Driving my new-generation A3 2.0L TDI Sport Quattro... *vroom, vroom*
    Stoopid handbrakes

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    AndyA3170
    Guest
    Check with your dealer, some have fixed price servicing

  4. #3
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    137
    I went in for a quote today. Local dealer said £546.67 in vat for cambelt and water pump.

  5. #4
    Lewis583's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    872
    £6.54 and a pack of chewits.

    Come on fella, it's on the Audi site and has been asked on here countless times. AUDI "AFFORDABLE SERVICING"

    The price on the site DOESN'T include the price for them to change the water pump aswell, if i remember correctly I was quoted an extra £70-£100 extra for them to change the water pump.

    A decent Indy/specialist prices for full kit and water pump are less than dealers by far. You would have to do some calling around specialists near you.
    2008 E92 BMW 335i M-sport
    1990 Golf GTi w/ a 20v heart BUILD THREAD
    Full VCDS

    2006 A3 2.0T quattro S-line R.I.P. You will be missed.

    ** Breaking - 8L 1997 Audi A3 1.8T. **

  6. #5
    MrLapou's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Lincoln
    Posts
    1,209
    Local indy here is about £330 incl genuine Audi parts for pulleys, water pump, aux belt and VAT.
    Last edited by MrLapou; 2nd February 2013 at 10:14.

  7. #6
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Fife
    Posts
    59
    I just got my S3 serviced-
    timing chain, water pump, major service, brake fluid, Haldex done for £650 at VW
    Audi in Edinburgh quoted me £980 for all that....

  8. #7
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Brum
    Posts
    299
    I had a complete cam belt fitted on Wednesday complete with new tensioner s and water pump and fluid change. Total bill was £285.00 plus the vat. My car is a 2007 s3

  9. #8
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    36
    My car is now 5 years old and i just got a flyer through the door from Audi offering a cambelt change for £419.

  10. #9
    bootneck_max's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    77

    How much should I be paying for a cambelt change?

    Amd do a fixed price cambelt and waterpump service, £312

  11. #10
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Roslin
    Posts
    105
    Cambelt and water pump at an indy should be £350 max.

  12. #11
    bmh.01's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Nuneaton
    Posts
    279
    Quote Originally Posted by MrLapou View Post
    Local indy here is about £330 incl genuine Audi parts for pulleys, water pump, aux belt and VAT.
    Won't be geniune parts, ordered myself a set yesterday and trade price came to £247 for cambelt kit, water and aux belt and tensioner. Unless the aren't in the business of making money they are using pattern parts.

  13. #12
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    60
    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis583 View Post
    £6.54 and a pack of chewits.
    Seems suspiciously cheap tbh...although I checked the price of chewits and they have gone up a lot since I was a kid!!!

    Come on fella, it's on the Audi site and has been asked on here countless times. AUDI "AFFORDABLE SERVICING"

    Yeah, seems to be a lot of different prices in this thread though.

    The price on the site DOESN'T include the price for them to change the water pump aswell, if i remember correctly I was quoted an extra £70-£100 extra for them to change the water pump.
    And this is why I asked here, to get the real skinny on costs, not what the Audi website tells me
    A decent Indy/specialist prices for full kit and water pump are less than dealers by far. You would have to do some calling around specialists near you.
    Yeah, it is tempting but I'd rather keep my full Audi SH. I've been stung by shoddy work from an independent before, there may be a few good ones out there but there's a whole heap of cowboys too.

    Thanks folks, I've enough to go on for now. Will make a few calls to various Audi dealerships and see what they have to say.
    andrecc likes this.
    Driving my new-generation A3 2.0L TDI Sport Quattro... *vroom, vroom*
    Stoopid handbrakes

  14. #13
    mikeyboy's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    349
    My local vag specialist did the whole cambelt kit & waterpump for £360 ( genuine audi parts )

  15. #14
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    20
    I had mine done at Doncaster Audi a couple of months ago. Initially quoted fixed £479 for the belt and extra £80 for water pump.

    A little bartering later, they took £420 all in. Always worth getting local quotes for comparison to start negotiating with them....

  16. #15
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    50
    Been told that water pump not really need on tdi only petrol engines!
    this was from an Audi specialist in reading!

    paid £360 for mine all in! Luckily aux belt had seen better days and had cracks along the groves, how it didn't snap is beyond me!

  17. #16
    Baza1819's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Sunderland
    Posts
    254

    How much should I be paying for a cambelt change?

    Audi sunderland wanted £430 for my dads 2006 2.0 tdi 140 + £48 if he wanted water pump changing !
    So £478 total cos water pump is a defo change with belt !!

    2.0 tdi 220 Quattro.....

    Bigfish tuning remap, S-line half Leather heated seats, Bose sounds, Elec' fold in heated mirrors, tyre pressure monitors, Charcoal roof linning, Mfsw,phone prep, 18" Speedlines, Dual climate, total open/closure remote windows,L.e.d rear lights, Ch/Lh lights,puddle lights,Cruise Ctrl, Ambient Interior lighting, footwell lights & it's a Quattro......

  18. #17
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    137
    Quote Originally Posted by Baza1819 View Post
    Audi sunderland wanted £430 for my dads 2006 2.0 tdi 140 + £48 if he wanted water pump changing !
    So £478 total cos water pump is a defo change with belt !!
    Its amazing how dealers vary throughout the country. Halesowen Audi in Birmingham quoted me £546.67 all in....

  19. #18
    Danny-boy's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    477

    How much should I be paying for a cambelt change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Best84 View Post
    Its amazing how dealers vary throughout the country. Halesowen Audi in Birmingham quoted me £546.67 all in....
    I'm going to call them in the week to get a price for the same on an A4 2.0 TFSi

    I think I'll do a bit of calling around, shame as they are only 3 minutes from home.

  20. #19
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    137
    Quote Originally Posted by Danny-boy View Post
    I'm going to call them in the week to get a price for the same on an A4 2.0 TFSi

    I think I'll do a bit of calling around, shame as they are only 3 minutes from home.
    It will be the same probably. IIRC £429 fixed for cambelt on 2.0l+ and over 3 years. The rest is water pump at about £40, special magic Audi coolant for £30 odd and the rest is labour.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 26th May 2012, 16:23
  2. How much extra would you pay for this??
    By Staz in forum General Chat
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 24th November 2009, 17:29
  3. How much should I advertise it for?
    By hardcore Hallam in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 23rd November 2009, 15:35
  4. Audi A3 as first car... how much should I be paying?
    By TDIQ in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 1st August 2009, 13:48
  5. How much to pay for a cambelt change?
    By Nessy in forum Diesel forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 14th January 2006, 21:51

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO