As the title says really, Im not comfortable attempting to do the rods myself. and I dont know how to do the timing either, so the last thing I want to do it give it a try... start it, then the engine starts falling out the exhuast! Im looking to buy rods in a few weeks times. Just looking for labour cost of getting the job done. I have a VAG specialist near me who can do it but his prices are usual steep. (same one who tried charge me 250 to replace a maf) so if anyone has got a mechanic to do the work, what was the cost of it. or if anyone on here knows what there doing, feel free to do it for me! Id rather pay someone whos done it before!