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Vans booked in tomorrow for major service and cambelt/ water pump for £605 all in. Is that a good price?

started at £710, then shopped around and they have done a price match I found at a VW specialist.

Vans a 2000 1.9td.
 

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:eek: how much fuffing hell I must be way way out of touch on main dealer prices LOL

Most seem to get it done for about £350>400 mark from a normal garage T:
 

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Thats a ridiculous price:eek: My cambelt was £120 supplied and fitted, Why a water pump is it leaking? A service shouldnt be horrendous price wise £200 tops id say if its a major.
Servicing a 1.9 is simple to be honest, dont you fancy doing it yourself?
 

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Vans booked in tomorrow for major service and cambelt/ water pump for £605 all in. Is that a good price?

started at £710, then shopped around and they have done a price match I found at a VW specialist.

Vans a 2000 1.9td.
Davo speak to Dazboi on here Cordwallis Maidenhead, top bloke (from what I have heard) and will not rip you off, or ring VW Maidenhead direct and ask for Darren, but as others have said How much ? a lot of money in my opinion. If you prefer independent PM me and i will give you a number of someone in Burnham.
 

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Hmmmm.............need to be careful to compare like with like.

Change the waterpump whether it is leaking or not. summat about taking tension off it, (removing old belt), then re-applying tension, (new belt), can cause failure in relatively few miles so the money spent on new belts, etc. would end up being wasted.

There are also little rollers and tensioners stuff that not everybody changes, that do need to be changed.

If I was getting a cambelt or belts done for £120 I would double check all that is being changed. Sounds like mates rates and then some.
 

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I did the lot on my van myself it's not a big job just a pain to get to the bits and bobs , My velle is a 2.4d and belt kit ,water pump all VW parts was just about £100

Labour should be 5 hours all in
 

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firstly thanks for all the replies.

I can't do it myself as I have no idea where to start :*

I know what some people are saying, you can get it cheaper from other garages but it's peace of mind I'd say that it's properly done with all needed parts, not just some parts.

I was just after a guide on main dealer prices really.

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You should get done for £300 for 1.9's at most Vw specialists garages

I'm just about to get my 2.5 tdi done for Circa £175 (mates rates) but would die if i got a bill for that price :(
 

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Hmmmm.............need to be careful to compare like with like.

Change the waterpump whether it is leaking or not. summat about taking tension off it, (removing old belt), then re-applying tension, (new belt), can cause failure in relatively few miles so the money spent on new belts, etc. would end up being wasted.

There are also little rollers and tensioners stuff that not everybody changes, that do need to be changed.

If I was getting a cambelt or belts done for £120 I would double check all that is being changed. Sounds like mates rates and then some.
The water pump on a 1.9 is not run from the cambelt;) there is no need to change it whatsoever:* Only tensioner on a 1.9 is cambelt tensioner, a gates kit and tensioner costs me £37 power steering belt £2.78 and alternator belt £7 ish so about £45 for belts, my independant charges me £35 an hour inclusive of vat. 2 hours labour for a 1.9 cambelt is plenty;) he puts my aux belts on as well.
 

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In the middle of doing mine me self after work, done 3hrs on it me self so far as i'm not as good as a pro and didn't have all the right tools at first. Got the new water pump and housing off and switched over, belts off,vibration damper pulley thing off,, had to get new bolts though, them old ones were well and truly in and mashed up by the time I got em out, and seriously ,the 1.9d/1.9td is super easy to do your self.

Really the 1.9 should be the cheapest cambelt change out of the range of T4 engines, as its one belt for the fuel pump and cambelt.

cambelt + tensioner (no bolt needed for as tensioner sits on a captive nut and thread) £35 VAG KIT I got from fleabay.
new bottom pulley bolts £2 TPS
waterpump + stat (as mentioned its not tensioned on cambelt, just doing as i'm down there anyway) £27 + £6 GSF
bottom sprocket bolt and check for keyway wear. £ 3.50 BRICKWERKS

I asked when at my local garage for this in case I didn't have the time and they said, all in £190, with the parts, how ever I fancied the challenge and wanted to do more than just a belt and tipex. Granted I needed some extra tools.

I am stuck on my other 2.4d van though as some bugger has cross threaded the cambelt tensioner bolt and need to figure out if i can helicoil or re-tap it or what, i dunno, so for now, that van is a garden plant pot LOL:
 

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My 2.5 tdi was £360 all in-cam-belt kit inc pump timing belt-water pump and fluids :)
Was happy with that and runs like a dream :D
 

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Well all done today £605 as agreed. the service guy checked the system and the last cambelt change according to VW was in 2005 I: so about 70k ago. glad I had it done.
 

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I know what some people are saying, you can get it cheaper from other garages but it's peace of mind I'd say that it's properly done with all needed parts, not just some parts.
You cant be on about a dealer thenLOL:

Cant believe youve spent £600 on a £300 job that any independant is perfectly capable of:eek::*
Wouldnt trust a main stealer to stamp my book let alone touch my van!!!!
 
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