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CAMBELT CHANGE COST

Postby REDDERS » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:39 pm

Had a bit of a shock today when i went into wests of kings lynn to enquire the costings of cambelt change.I can buy the belt,tensioner & aux.belt direct from the parts dept. at trade & went to service reception for final costings inc.labour.Only £355 inc vat !!!!!!!
Now i know i will get 'genuine parts',a loan car and hopefully a no quible warranty,but at a price.
Has anyone else had a belt change on a 120 dci, & what was your price,also does anyone know the manufacurer of the belt ? ie.goodyear,conti,etc.

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Postby Deano16v » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:30 pm

jason on here will do the change at 25% off. he's a bit of a journey for you though but you'd still get all the same perks as its a renault dealer
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Postby potdci » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:28 pm

Im just waiting on a price from Sunwin Renault at Keighley, im good friends with the service manager so hope he will look after me! dont want to be shelling out £355

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Postby IainMW » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:53 am

Does seem a bit steep, but does that price include changing the water pump?

Normally the water pump is changed as it has a tendancy to go after the cambelt has been changed meaning everything has to be stripped down again :(

Have you got any friends in the trade who can do this for you at half the price?
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Postby Deano16v » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:41 am

yeah, i reckon if you find a specialist it'll pretty much half that price. couple of hours labour plus parts
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Postby CanadianMike » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:00 am

ive hit the 44k mile mark on my meggie, and what kind of price are you talking about deano, as i live in south yorkshire near sheff, and if its viable including transport costs, ill gladly drive down to whereeva it is to get it done
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Postby The Negotiator » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:31 am

I will be using MGC Servicing in Nottingham if that is of any help to anybody?


They did my Fiat JTD cambelt well and cheaply and do all my Megane work I can't do.

https://www.mgcservicing.co.uk/

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Postby REDDERS » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:43 pm

I've been in the trade all my working life,so i have many contacts in the 'small workshop'area,it's just that being self employed i don't want to lose a days work,i would get a loan car from wests,& IF anything did go wrong after the belt was changed,at least everything is'renault supplied'.Yes,i've had a quote of 2.5 hrs @ £30 per hr,and i can supply my own parts,either genuine or via motor factor.

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Postby cyclonebri1 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:45 am

REDDERS wrote:I've been in the trade all my working life,so i have many contacts in the 'small workshop'area,it's just that being self employed i don't want to lose a days work,i would get a loan car from wests,& IF anything did go wrong after the belt was changed,at least everything is'renault supplied'.Yes,i've had a quote of 2.5 hrs @ £30 per hr,and i can supply my own parts,either genuine or via motor factor.

regards, martin..


If it was me I would trust my own abilities and due it myself, obviously from what you say you don't have time.

If I was in your position I would go for genuine Renault parts fitted by a trusted local garage. They have the same legal responsibilities if anything should go wrong. You also have a better chance of it being done by a qualified mechanic if you take that route.

Whatever you do get the water pump changed at the same time as in my experience must timing failures are caused by one or other pulley bearing failure in the belt train. The water pump effectively is just one of these and as such just as likely to fail. If it did you would have the whole job to do over again, plus the cost of any resulting engine damage :( :(

Hope thats of some use. :cool:

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Postby AlexB » Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:25 am

I am with you on this, cyclonebri1. This job is planned for the next summer. :cool:

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Postby REDDERS » Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:14 pm

Thanks for all your replies,must admit i had forgoten about water pump,& no, main dealer quote did not include this !!.It will all have to wait till after 8.1.08 as we fly out to bodrum (turkey) on monday to furnish our future retirement home.

MERRY XMAS TO ALL....

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enough of turkey already, its not christmas day yet and im eating it already LOL :lol:
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Postby WebCode » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:47 am

The OE belt is made by GATES.. Available from any good factors at half the dealer prices..
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Postby REDDERS » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:42 pm

Cheers webcode....nice to hear from you again.

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Postby potdci » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:38 pm

£331.24+VAT thats £389.21 is the price from dealer in Keighley
Good job i no the service manager :wink:
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