Badger5Monster Motorsport
Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    bentleyboy
    Guest

    Audi Dealer Cambelt Change Price - Is this right?

    Hello guys,

    My car is in need of a cambelt change, so just got off the phone to my local Audi main dealer, Chingford.
    As per Audi's website they have quoted a new cambelt at Ł329. They recommended a water pump change too at an extra Ł70.

    I asked the lady in their service department if this Ł329 was for the belt only, and she said it was for the entire cambelt kit, which includes tensioners etc.

    So that's Ł399 all in.... for everything.

    Done a bit of searching on here and other internet sites and from what I can see prices range from about Ł500 upwards for the same, and some audi dealers charge Ł800-Ł900!!
    Also seen some write that the Ł329 is for the cambelt only, not the cambelt kit.

    Anybody else used an Audi main dealer for a cambelt change, how much was it, and was the Ł329 for the belt only?

    Sorry but Ł399 from Audi for the lot just sounded a bit too good to be true

  2. # ADS
    ADS
     
  3. #2
    kaz219's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Manchester/Liverpool Uni
    Posts
    1,796
    Make sur eyou get the cambelt kit and not just the camblet done and well worth doing the waterpump.

    I paid Ł115ish in parts, Ł37 for waterpump but that was for a 2.0 TDI BKD.

    Id think Audi want around 5hrs labour so would ave thought around the Ł700 mark would be right but if it is the cambelt KIT, then defo go for it.

    But i went to my independant Audi specialist and paid Ł150 Labour inc all oil and fliters changed.
    Audi A3 S-Line DSG - sold
    Golf Mk4 Autograph - sold
    Currently Vtec'in around in an Accord Type R :P

    For Sale: ST3 Remap Console - PM Me :P
    Vagcom'd too

  4. #3
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    99
    Yes this is right. It's an ongoing special offer by all dealers apparantly which is being subsidised by Audi HQ. Audi now recommend the cambelt change intervals are sooner than those quoted in the service book (e.g. my service book says every 105,000 miles - now Audi recommend every 75,000 mile or every 5 years). I was quoted exactly the same figures as you. I had the water pupmp replaced under warranty a couple of years back for a problem, so would need just the cambelt, but yes, this is worth getting done too.

  5. #4
    bentleyboy
    Guest
    They definitely said it was the kit, which is why I was surprised by the price.

    Mine's a MY04 2.0 FSI, by the way.

    Might try calling Audi in Docklands to see what they quote.

    I see you and a lot of people talk about changing oil and filters etc at the same time. Is this just to do a service at the same time to cut labour costs, or is this work also recommended when doing a cambelt change??

  6. #5
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Telford
    Posts
    2,488
    Stafford Audi are also doing it for 399 too so must be a nationwide special.

    Still a rip off though, on my mk2 golf me and my dad did it in about an hour for the cost of a Ł15 belt, gone are those days!
    B6 1.8T Avant s line gmbh

  7. #6
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    16
    audi teesside did my cambelt without telling me when it went in for a new sensor in the coolant bottle.... it didn't cost me a penny wft. i had a years warranty when i bought the car but surely it wouldn't be under warranty.

    this is why i have no problem at all with audi customer service.
    Audi A3 - 2.0 FSI -gone
    Audi A4 Avant - 2.0 FSI

  8. #7
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    england
    Posts
    754

  9. #8
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    119
    Quote Originally Posted by kaz219 View Post
    Make sur eyou get the cambelt kit and not just the camblet done and well worth doing the waterpump.

    I paid Ł115ish in parts, Ł37 for waterpump but that was for a 2.0 TDI BKD.

    Id think Audi want around 5hrs labour so would ave thought around the Ł700 mark would be right but if it is the cambelt KIT, then defo go for it.

    But i went to my independant Audi specialist and paid Ł150 Labour inc all oil and fliters changed.
    Would you mind telling me which independant you use and what they are like, I'm in Bolton so might be worth a trip if its not far.
    --------------------------------------
    Now: A3 Sportback 2.0TDi Sport, Akoya silver, black alcantara/leather, Bose.

    Gone: A3 2.0TDi Sport, Lava Grey
    A3 (8L) 1.9TDi Sport, Silver

  10. #9
    A2!
    A2!'s Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    32
    Any idea how long this offer is on for? May get mine done early if the offer is going to end. Still expensive but a bargin from audi
    Audi A3 8P S line 170 Tdi DSG

  11. #10
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    england
    Posts
    754
    most audis are and have been doing it for a while now for Ł275

  12. #11
    bentleyboy
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by khalil View Post
    most audis are and have been doing it for a while now for Ł275
    Most Audis???Think the one you linked to is the only one I've seen doing it at that price.Think most are doing it at Ł329, as per the main audi website.I've booked mine in now.Also, do all audi dealers charge Ł10 per day for a courtesy car??? My local one does!Thought it would've been a free service.

  13. #12
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    95
    if you mooch on Audi's website they have standardised their prices for normal service items across the entire dealer network for cars over 3 years old. Not sure whether it is technically an offer as such more a way of getting cashflow through the network I would guess to stop peeps going elsewhere.
    Collected 14 July - 2009 MY10 A3 1.9TDIe Sport 3dr in Brilliant Black
    Factory options: Cruise Control, Debadged, Chrome Exhaust tips
    Mods: CC Tuning remap.

  14. #13
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Posts
    184
    It seems a pretty good price, i rang an independent company that specialises in Cambelt replacement in Nottingham and they Quoted me Ł188.73 + MP expenses fund oops i mean Vat which comes out at Ł217.03, my car is out of warranty so i wont give it to the stealers, at that price i may as well get the waterpump done as well at the same time



    2.0 fsi sport Black 53 Reg 19 inch new style RS6 alloys, cant afford mods at the moment

  15. #14
    benw123's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Herts, UK
    Posts
    1,863
    Interesting - I thought it would have been more expensive. My wife used to have a Golf 1.9 TDI and the cost of replacing the belt and tensioners was something like Ł700. My Sportback is 5 years old this October so I think I'll be making some phone calls!
    2004 A3 Sportback 2.0TDI SE, RNS-E Sat Nav SW0650 TMC, 17" Star Alloys, Xenons, DIS, Rear Mats & Sunblind, Alu trim, Ebony Black pearlescent
    2006 Honda Accord EX i-CTDI, Arctic Blue, Leather, Sat Nav, XCarLink

  16. #15
    alfiejts's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Lytham St Annes
    Posts
    352
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    Stafford Audi are also doing it for 399 too so must be a nationwide special.

    Still a rip off though, on my mk2 golf me and my dad did it in about an hour for the cost of a Ł15 belt, gone are those days!
    Just like on my previous Alfa Romeo 156, its not usually the belts that fail these days, but the bearings on the tensioner pulleys, which is why just changing the belt on its own isn't a good idea...
    2012 White A5 Coupe TFSi Black Edition
    (Was 2004 A3 2.0 TDi S-Line DSG, owned from 2005 to 2012....)

  17. #16
    Ads
    Ads's Avatar
    License to drive

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,223
    The dealer price is for the kit (belt, tensioners etc), not just the belt.

  18. #17
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    36
    I just called Audi Bedford as my car has ticked 6 years old and they are still offering Ł329 for cambelt (and major tensioner) change.

    The offer free courtesy car OR collection and return, went for the latter to my workplace (Stevenage!).

    If the water pump does need changing it's Ł70 - 90 but they don't do it regardless, just if it's necessary.

  19. #18
    Ads
    Ads's Avatar
    License to drive

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,223
    If it's never been changed I'd get it changed regardless.
    If not it could go later and cause problems. Even if you do manage to catch it on it's way out before other damage is caused you will still be facing big labour charges (a lot more than the Ł70 you could pay now) to have it changed.
    So doing it at the same time as doing your cambelt gives you peace of mind and saves you money, as most of the work has already been done during the cambelt change.

 

 

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