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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2020, 04:15:25 PM »
Car's being done in the local indi at the moment so will let you know how i get on
How much they charging for labour?

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2020, 06:42:10 PM »
I'll let you know front brakes are binding so they're sorting them out as well

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2020, 02:56:57 PM »
Job done €450 which is about £400 brakes still slightly sticking that's for another day...

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2020, 03:11:47 PM »
Had mine done this week, 50k and 5.5 years since it was done.

The old belt looked fine, no cracking, didn't look bad at all. Car is not used much for short journeys as I endure* using public transport during the week. Cost was £350.

*Loud mouth girl the other day on her hands free, talking as loud as you like, 'They effing told me £10 on the electric would effing last all week but the effing thing ran out on Wed', I am going to ring them later and ask them what the eff they think they are playing at'.

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2020, 08:18:50 PM »
As above get thermostat done

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2020, 03:19:58 PM »
Job done €450 which is about £400 brakes still slightly sticking that's for another day...
[Was that including thermostat change and genuine VW parts? If it was thats a bargain]

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2020, 04:15:00 PM »
Job done €450 which is about £400 brakes still slightly sticking that's for another day...

Did that include the water pump and stretch bolts.

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2020, 04:42:30 PM »
Not genuine parts water pump thermostat & bolts done.. Not to fussed about not been genuine i do about 200 miles a month... Mechanic said stuff that came off was not genuine either looked new.. It bloody well was nearly new ....last done  in 2016

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2020, 08:15:36 AM »
Just booked my ed30 in for its timing belt kit,water pump and oil service for 30th march.
Car is on 36k miles and does just over 2k miles a year. Is there anything else i should get done while its in ?

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2020, 04:42:03 PM »
Just booked my ed30 in for its timing belt kit,water pump and oil service for 30th march.
Car is on 36k miles and does just over 2k miles a year. Is there anything else i should get done while its in ?
Idler pulley/wheel and you may want to consider a thermostat. My 2007 GTI just began showing signs of coolant not reaching operating temps as it does and coding P2181.
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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2020, 05:19:30 PM »
Just booked my ed30 in for its timing belt kit,water pump and oil service for 30th march.
Car is on 36k miles and does just over 2k miles a year. Is there anything else i should get done while its in ?

I would recommend checking the seals inside the HPFP as mine were perished at 25k miles / 11 years.

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2020, 04:16:24 AM »
TPS have a sale on genuine cam-belt kits at the mo, I got the belt kit, water pump and thermostat all genuine VW parts for £170 all in:-)

Worth a look if you can do it yourself!!

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #27 on: February 29, 2020, 04:47:09 AM »
Job done €450 which is about £400 brakes still slightly sticking that's for another day...

Did that include the water pump and stretch bolts.

That's the kicker.  Bolts and sundries tot up the final price by a fair chunk, which is often over looked.  Around £30 in stretch bolts + 2 bottles of G13 water additive @ £15 each.....on top of the belt/pump kit.  Still works out a lot cheaper DIY vs garage price though.

A lot of folk *still* re-use stretch bolts though, in spite of the well documented cases of engines dropping onto the floor.  As a result, VW dealers now refuse to sign a car off unless it's proven new bolts were used.  I know some folk don't understand the purpose of stretch bolts, but we can take that operational change from VW as a strong message to......not re-use stretch bolts!!


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