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as above really - need a cambelt/ water pump change. I'm 15mins from southampton and 25 mins from bournemouth. Anyone got any good people they have used before that are familiar with the 2.5tdi and timing set up etc?
 

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Ummm, How about Breeze van centre, totton ?

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I got mine done (1.9) at a little place called Hamlins in bournemouth... not a VW specialist, not cheap, but I've never had any reason to grumble about them, I'll see if I can find out what they charged...
 

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I obviously had thought about breeze in totton. My experience of main dealers with other makes of cars etc are that they charge loads for worse service as they don't have a local reputation to maintain. I'm not knocking the mechs in these places, just usually the prices over and above what a decent local specialist might charge.

I just thought that there might be some decent local specialists around here with vw/ t4 experience that others here have used.

there's a vw guy in sway but he hasn't the tech to do the timing. He recommended a diesel pump specialist down nr west quay somehwere. Are independant diesel pump/ timing outfits generally suitable for this type of work?
 

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I'm sure there is a VW garage near Totton (ish), My girlfriend takes her BMW to some guys on the same industrial estate....
 

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Take it to Monks in North Badesley www.sitedzine.com/monks/index
VW specilist and at a decent price. He does all my work that i cant do (most of it then I: )
9/10 in my books and he only loses one mark as he is out the way a bit off Castle Lane on the way to Chandlers Ford

There is also Autotechnic (or something like that) in housdown inds estate but im not reccomending him as he reset our golf 1/2 a turn out on the top tensioner and we had a bad time trying to get him to sort it out. Its closer to you (if your still in Lyndhurst) but i wont be taking mine to him... if you want to go there you go to the rushington roundabout tern right as if going to marchwood straigh over the lights towards hythe and then turn right into the inds estate before you get to the main A326 (think it is!) and they are up there on the right hand side. 1/10 as he has a TV in the waiting room
 

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I had my 2.5Tdi cam belt changed at Mill Road Motors, 39, Mill Road, Christchurch. He charged me £375. I have no complaints & now have my van serviced there. I have just had a steering rack replaced there and am very pleased with the results. I used to have my van serviced at Testwood (now Breeze) Motors in Totton but they wanted to charge over £500. I always went to Testwood until a chappie there told me that I could not have my van serviced by the mechanic of my choice!
 
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