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

bikefright Mar 29, 2007

  1. bikefright

    bikefright Member

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    Just been quoted

    £750 by Camberley Audi.
    £680 by Reading Audi.

    Apparently 5-6hrs labour?

    Is this true?

    Rowland.
     
  2. golf

    golf ***** rent boy VCDS Map User

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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 £350-450.

    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.
     
  3. bikefright

    bikefright Member

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

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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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.
     
  5. bikefright

    bikefright Member

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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 £475 £680 £1155
    Audi Camberley £440 £750 £1190
    Fleet Garage Services £362 £440 £802
    M.V.S Guildford £329 £435 £754
    A.N.Other £tba £tba £tba

    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.
     
  6. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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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!
     
  7. johnlondonw3

    johnlondonw3 Member

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

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    Just got back from Stoke Audi,had full service,plus brake fluid change and cambelt change £497 for the lot ............well worth the day out ,saved over £600
    Not sure if they still have the offer on,might be worth a call.....if you can be bothered to drive up !
    :icon_thumright:

    should have said this was 3 weeks ago
     
  8. Les 51

    Les 51 A pint of Diesel please!

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    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)
     

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