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Timing chain Gti BWA
« on: October 07, 2019, 07:15:12 PM »
Hi all looking to replace my Timing chain and tensioner on my Gti, my local garage refused to do it and have been quoted £900 plus by another garage which seems very high. I'm pretty sure they are thinking of a different Timing chain set up for that quote and have suggested to bring my car so they can view my engine to give another quote, I will be getting the parts myself from VW but wanted to know roughly how many hours labour is it and what sort of prices have people paid?

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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 07:50:17 PM »
If youre doing the chain and tension you’ll want to change the adjuster (which is the part which normally causes the rattling sounds) too, Volkswagen quoted me 900 for just chain and tensioner, where as a local specialist quoted me 1300 for chain, tensioner and adjuster.

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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2019, 08:01:09 PM »
Hi mate I haven’t had mine done yet, but I think the price is in the region of £4-500 with parts and labour.
Where about are you based


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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2019, 08:13:55 PM »
So theres a chain AND a belt?

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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 08:15:30 PM »
So theres a chain AND a belt?
Well, technically 2 chains and a belt but only one of them suffers with wear Over time so the other never gets mentioned.


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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 08:18:02 PM »
Guessing its this

https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/fai-timing-chain-kit-352440181

Which is £191 plus labour?

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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 08:22:41 PM »
Hi mate I haven’t had mine done yet, but I think the price is in the region of £4-500 with parts and labour.
Where about are you based


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Hi mate, that's sounds more like a better price as Aks sell a genuine Timing chain kit for around £200 so I've been told. I'm based in Bristol

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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 09:11:52 PM »
AKS Tuning will supply and fit for £395.

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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 10:43:55 PM »
AKS Tuning will supply and fit for £395.

Yep
Mines booked in on 30th for timing chain/ tensioner and also having sump an pick up pipe clean, new oil and filter


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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2019, 04:43:01 PM »
So theres a chain AND a belt?
Well, technically 2 chains and a belt but only one of them suffers with wear Over time so the other never gets mentioned.


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Yep.  Cambelt, cam chain and oil pump chain.
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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2019, 04:45:39 PM »
Hi all looking to replace my Timing chain and tensioner on my Gti, my local garage refused to do it and have been quoted £900 plus by another garage which seems very high. I'm pretty sure they are thinking of a different Timing chain set up for that quote and have suggested to bring my car so they can view my engine to give another quote, I will be getting the parts myself from VW but wanted to know roughly how many hours labour is it and what sort of prices have people paid?

Thanks in advance.

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Refused to do it?  :grin:  They have one job.....to fix cars  :grin:   Still, if they can turn down work, I'm in the wrong business!

A lot of people do this job themselves because it's not difficult, and there's a comprehensive guide on here.
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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2019, 06:07:22 PM »
Pfff... I did mine on the drive   :signLOL:

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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2019, 06:24:03 PM »
There’s a number of things I’ll do myself, but this isn’t one of them!!!
£395 all in from AKS, IMO is a good price and it’s not as if it has to be done on a regular basis


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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2019, 01:45:58 PM »
Baaaah, it's only a lump of metal  :P  If you can put a Lego Technik model together, you can do this.  Engines are expensive Lego sure, but it's still just little pieces put together in a specific order to make one big, oil burning, fuel guzzling, rattly old bag of bolts   :grin:

Did mine on the drive as well, first attempt, no problems  :smiley:

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Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2019, 04:37:47 PM »
LOL - Lego!!!!
I'll settle on paying £150 Labour for a professional to do it!!!
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