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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by stu_m, Apr 2, 2012.

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    As above really I want to do my cam belt and water pump on my 1.9tdi but don't want to use main stealer as I'm not paying for them just to put their stamp on it!

    Where can you get decent quality parts at a decent price?
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    Have the dealers dealers stopped doing that special? It was about £475 all-in for the 4 cylinder models...
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    GSF?
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    200 quid too much when I can do it my self :)
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    Thanks will check them out

    Any others? What's euro car parts like for parts or is it cheap ****
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    Hi I used eurocarparts when I did my timing belt. Got a continental belt kit which I believe is what Audi use anyway.

    If you try to enter discount code CALL100 you should get %20 off and you can pick up from branch.
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    Started getting most of my stuff off eBay these days though i must admit i used GSF when i did the cambelt on my A3.... i'm also about ready to do it on the A4
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    It's worth a building a relationship with your local TPS.

    Trade Parts Specialists.
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    I already have but they aren't the cheapest to be fair

    I've been looking on line at prices and they vary so much its unreal!

    might just go to my local supplier and see what they can come up with the bonus is that if its wrong you can easily take it back too!
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    I've always found TPS quite competitive, but as with everything it varies. They can charge you retail price if they see fit which is never good news!
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    I will also be having a word with a mate of mine to see what sort of discount he can get me seen as though he owns a garage! although believe it or not I can usually get the same prices!

    I will have to keep looking as I have a nice list of things to buy! the main thing I'm bothered about is the quality as I replaced some suspension arms not so long back and they are shot already!
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    Eurocarparts or GSF. Never had an issue with there parts. GSF also sell the metal water pump. TPS are good but more expensive. If you want Eurocarparts there are 25% discount codes available pm if you need one.
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    well i have rang a few places and also rang audi and i was really surprised at audi prices to be honest

    i can get a cam belt kit off audi for £102.50 plus vat which i would be happy to pay one motor factor has 3 cam belt kits one at £79 one at £80 and one at £115 they said i would have to buy all 3 and see which is the right one when i take the old one off!! so on that basis the audi one would be better as i know it will be the right one in the first place

    water pump was cheaper from audi too

    so i think i will just go to audi
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    Have you tried ECP. Jason posted a link.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/general-chat/154541-euro-car-parts-easter-offer.html
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    I don't understand mate. Why not so great. They have lots of choice but that's not a bad thing.

    I got PD spec oil. Filters, timing belt kit which was a continental one which is what audi use. And new water pump all delivered for £137. Now that's bloody great if you ask me.

    TPS and GSF even at trade prices were nowhere near that.
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    there is 3 different belts for my car apparently well its the tensioner that's different and if I dont know which one it is then i would have to buy all 3 then take the others back and get a refund something I cant afford to do to be honest

    i want to make sure i get the right kit first time as we have just gone down to one car and cant afford for it to be off the road for longer then it needs to be also there is 2 water pumps to choose from!

    that is a good price i might pop in to them tomorrow and see if whats what and see if i can get all the right bits!
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    Take your engine code with you and im sure they will match the tensioner to your car. Also mind take note of the discount codes that have been mentioned. 25% better in your pocket mate.
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    thats what i did when i rang up and even with the engine code there was 3 belts and 2 water pumps!

    i will go in to see them tomorrow and see what we can sort out as the guy on the phone didnt seem helpful
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    £260 spent on parts and fluids!

    got a timing belt kit, water pump, front wheel bearing, thermostat, coolant temp sensor, oil and oil filter and coolant some bits from euro car parts and some from audi i got the timing belt kit for £77 from euro car parts with a discount code
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    That's good mate. You tackling it yourself?
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    Yeah I will be I don't let anyone fiddle with my cars or bikes

    Looks simple enough
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    Good stuff mate. I did mines too. Have you got the locking tools.

    Here's my thread from mines. Getting bumper out of the way was the hardest part.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=118815
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    Thanks will have a read over that...I have the locking tools and the bumper can be off in no time at all its been off that many times lol
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    How do you get an account with TPS? Is it just for trade. Cheers Neil..
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    Hi all,
    same question here. I tried calling my local branch (oxford) and they told me 'trade only'. Any idea how I can get around this?
    cheers.
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