Make a donation

Author Topic: Cambelt and Waterpump change 'book time'  (Read 475 times)

Offline Jons1001

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 18
  • -Receive: 7
  • Posts: 405
Cambelt and Waterpump change 'book time'
« on: July 03, 2024, 04:30:11 pm »
Anyone know what this is? (if there is such a thing..) Interested to know as the garage i used upped their price and said it took quite a bit longer than they expected but they capped it at 4.5 hours. Job also included replacing the aux belt if that adds any time.

I was also charged £30 for a 'turbo actuator valve' which they said broke off while taking everything apart.

Thanks

Offline ZoliWorks

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 3
  • -Receive: 9
  • Posts: 82
Re: Cambelt and Waterpump change 'book time'
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2024, 06:36:24 pm »
"Book time" probably refers to the amount of time the service manual says a job will take. Most shops take this time and add an hour or 2 on-top and charge you for that amount.
Mk5 Jetta 2.0 TFSI BWA | Mk6 GTI Front | BorgWarner K04 Turbo | Ta-Technix Air Intake | Ta-Technix 200 Cell Downpipe | Stock Intercooler | Stock Injectors | Vis Motorsport 175 bar HPFP | 300hp


Offline Jons1001

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 18
  • -Receive: 7
  • Posts: 405
Re: Cambelt and Waterpump change 'book time'
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2024, 06:47:38 pm »
"Book time" probably refers to the amount of time the service manual says a job will take. Most shops take this time and add an hour or 2 on-top and charge you for that amount.

Fair enough I suppose as there are always things that don't go smoothly. Total came to Just under £550. Was something like

Timing belt kit £130
Auxiliary belt £15
Coolant £10
Turbo actuator valve £25
4.5 hours labour @ £60

Plus VAT.

Offline lazy

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 29
Re: Cambelt and Waterpump change 'book time'
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2024, 07:45:36 pm »
I'd say it seems like a fair price.
I done my own the other week. I didn't time myself and I was not working in ideal conditions, but it definitely took longer than 4.5 hours. I'd say if someone had done a few and knew exactly what they were doing and didn't come across any issues 4.5 hours would be doable.

Offline FatWelshBoy

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2
  • -Receive: 6
  • Posts: 75
    • Email
Re: Cambelt and Waterpump change 'book time'
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2024, 09:25:33 pm »
The specialist I use charges 3 hours labour for belt and pump. He's done 100s, maybe 1000s, so I'd say 4.5 hours is reasonable if they haven't done many.

Offline pudding

  • Global Moderator
  • Just look at my post count
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2
  • -Receive: 680
  • Posts: 8296
Re: Cambelt and Waterpump change 'book time'
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2024, 09:51:00 pm »
£60 per hour is a bargain these days.  VW is well over £100.

The parts sound cheap. Aftermarket I'm guessing?


2007 ED30 | 2009 TDI 140 | 2016 BMW 330D

Offline Jons1001

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 18
  • -Receive: 7
  • Posts: 405
Re: Cambelt and Waterpump change 'book time'
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2024, 08:36:43 am »
£60 per hour is a bargain these days.  VW is well over £100.

The parts sound cheap. Aftermarket I'm guessing?

Hi mate yeah was an INA kit. I did ask if they could use contitech but they said they always used INA without issues so I went with it. They did mention they had a few problems with Gates kits though.

Offline terrier

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 9
  • -Receive: 38
  • Posts: 399
  • My Ride: GTI now gone
Re: Cambelt and Waterpump change 'book time'
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2024, 10:42:56 am »
£60 per hour is a bargain these days.  VW is well over £100.

The parts sound cheap. Aftermarket I'm guessing?

Hi mate yeah was an INA kit. I did ask if they could use contitech but they said they always used INA without issues so I went with it. They did mention they had a few problems with Gates kits though.
Nothing wrong with INA   VW oem items   

Offline pudding

  • Global Moderator
  • Just look at my post count
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2
  • -Receive: 680
  • Posts: 8296
Re: Cambelt and Waterpump change 'book time'
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2024, 12:11:17 pm »
Yeah INA is good stuff.  The Continental kit uses INA idler pullies etc anyway iirc.


2007 ED30 | 2009 TDI 140 | 2016 BMW 330D

Offline lazy

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 29
Re: Cambelt and Waterpump change 'book time'
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2024, 08:14:45 pm »
I had a look today what I paid for a genuine belt kit and waterpump off TPS, roughly £150 including VAT. Which seems quite reasonable.

Offline Jons1001

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 18
  • -Receive: 7
  • Posts: 405
Re: Cambelt and Waterpump change 'book time'
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 11:19:15 am »
I had a look today what I paid for a genuine belt kit and waterpump off TPS, roughly £150 including VAT. Which seems quite reasonable.

Cheap, they quoted me double that last month. Best i could find was from a main dealer via ebay, around £250. But as above ended up going with the INA kit.

Offline lazy

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 29
Re: Cambelt and Waterpump change 'book time'
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 06:37:33 pm »
I haven't got the paperwork to hand but I ordered it the middle of June. Strange that they wanted double the price off you, unless I got lucky and it was on special offer.