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Cambelt change prices

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Agent_Trig, Jul 21, 2011.

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    My car will be due a cambelt change in around 5k or in 3 months time - whichever is first.

    What kind of prices have people been getting in the Shropshire area? Both Audi and independent.

    Cheers :)
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    took mine to audi last month and was £399
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    Blimey that's expensive!! Was that purely for the belt change or did that include anything else within the service?
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    just the belt m8 lol o and a wash haha you can get them done cheaper m8 tbh i used audi incase anything goes wrong with it and you have someone to blame who isn`t going anywhere fast piece of mind more than anything i was lucky i didn`t need the water pump doing think that is £130 on top or there abouts as im low miles and pump was fine
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    I remember Audi mentioning to me when I bought the car that they usually advise to replace the water pump when doing the belt as it saves on labour.

    Is this just a scam?

    My car has done 45k. How can you tell if the pump is fine or not?
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    Cam-belt kit, plus pump £300 fitted at a local VAG specialist in Keighley. My mates a mechanic and also get good rates from him so i assume he'll be about the same, he's based in Bingley, West Yorkshire.
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    the audi tech checked mine my car was on 30.000 miles and said it was fine they did advise when i booked it tht it should be done i was happy to have it done they just said it didn`t need doing
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    Audi are going to charge me £250 upto now for belt and pump. They told me they can beat any genuine quote so I'm still trying to beat £250 which I got last week haha
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    Doesn't it have to be a written quote?
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    Ive just had mine done at my local garage who i deal with alot and got it done for 200quid which i didnt think was that bad...
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    Chingford (London) Audi have just quoted me £500 for cambelt and waterpump change.

    At the same dealers last year I was quoted £400.

    I've also noticed that Audi's fixed price servicing advertised on their website has gone from £329 for just the cambelt to £399.
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    Leave it till it brakes Ads and its cheaper as they don't charge you for removing the old one :)
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    300 inc water pump @ amd in essex
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    Audi were looking £300 I think to do the belt and £500 to include the pump!! Away on lol

    I will be sourcing the parts myself and having my mechanic do mine.
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    Audi in derby wanted £400 for the belt an another £150 for the pump, paid £400 all in at a specialist.
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    i will try and beat any written quote on anything. we are based in bingley west yorkshire just search on google for ray vaughan and son ltd bingley or give us a call 01274 567662
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