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    Unhappy How much for a 3.0 V6 cambelt change????

    Just been quoted

    Ł750 by Camberley Audi.
    Ł680 by Reading Audi.

    Apparently 5-6hrs labour?

    Is this true?

    Rowland.

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    I'm not sure how many hours labour it is for the 3.0, but my 1.8T takes around 3 hours.

    The stealerships are trying to milk you for all you're worth, find a local specialist and you will get quotes around the region of Ł350-450.

    Also, it is best to get the parts yourself so you only have to pay for labour. Look on gsfcarparts.com for the cambelt and also water pump.

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    Cheers for the webby I'll go check it out.

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    I imagine it's the same on the B6 and the B5 V6, the whole front of the car has to come off so it is all labour and only about £180 of parts. So if you go to Audi you're paying £90+ per hour for basic monkey work.

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    Cheers Andy - just got two NON-dealer quotes (waiting for 3rd to get back to me)

    80Kservice cambelt Total
    Audi Reading Ł475 Ł680 Ł1155
    Audi Camberley Ł440 Ł750 Ł1190
    Fleet Garage Services Ł362 Ł440 Ł802
    M.V.S Guildford Ł329 Ł435 Ł754
    A.N.Other Łtba Łtba Łtba

    To be honest, the chap I spoke to at Fleet Garage Services knew his stuff and this is the bare minimum I would expect before handing over my keys. In stark contrast, the Audi stealerships (guffaw-guffaw) were very "un-decided on the actual price and labour involved for the cambelt.......come on, it's only 5yrs old, it's not like it's an antique! :D

    Rowland.

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    Come on be fair to the poor dealers they rarely get to see anything that's outside of the manufacturers warranty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikefright
    Just been quoted

    Ł750 by Camberley Audi.
    Ł680 by Reading Audi.

    Apparently 5-6hrs labour?

    Is this true?

    Rowland.
    Dealer service ..........cheap !

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    Just got back from Stoke Audi,had full service,plus brake fluid change and cambelt change Ł497 for the lot ............well worth the day out ,saved over Ł600
    Not sure if they still have the offer on,might be worth a call.....if you can be bothered to drive up !


    should have said this was 3 weeks ago
    Last edited by johnlondonw3; 29th March 2007 at 22:27. Reason: more info

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnlondonw3
    Dealer service ..........cheap !

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    Just got back from Stoke Audi,had full service,plus brake fluid change and cambelt change Ł497 for the lot ............well worth the day out ,saved over Ł600
    Not sure if they still have the offer on,might be worth a call.....if you can be bothered to drive up !


    should have said this was 3 weeks ago
    Did they replace the water pump? It seems that this is a recommendation or so I was told by everyone I rang up (dealers and specialists)
    LISTEN TO THE Bluehorses THEY ROCK!

 

 

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