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Offline Gozza

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Your opinion please
« on: 09 January 2010, 13:11 »
Hey all,

I recently (as in Monday just gone) paid £310 odd to have a cambelt kit change, metal waterpump, oil and filter change.

Now I decided to have a look at what had been done today and attach a picture of the "new" cambelt below.

In my opinion this looks as though it has not been changed ?? You can still see the same crackingon the belt !!!


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Re: Your opinion please
« Reply #1 on: 09 January 2010, 13:13 »
that's the auxiliary belt mate...


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« Reply #2 on: 09 January 2010, 13:16 »
Ah  :grin:

Where ths cambelt then ?? Also should this belt be changed with the cambelt ?

Ta

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Re: Your opinion please
« Reply #3 on: 09 January 2010, 13:18 »
Yeah thats not the cambelt!  :grin:

Although they would of had to take it off to replace the cambelt, so I would of thought they would of changed it whilst in there.  :huh:

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« Reply #4 on: 09 January 2010, 13:22 »
Does not surprise me they are chimps.

Would this cause any damage if it goes ? Also how much to buy one of these ?

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Re: Your opinion please
« Reply #5 on: 09 January 2010, 13:28 »
they would not of replaced that belt if it goes in for a cam belt you get a cam belt and maybe tensioners not a auxillary belt, if it needed doing they proberly would of advised you get it done but would of not come in with the price

i cant remember the last time i payed to have work done on my car (i used to be a mechanic and my best mate runs his own garage so free labour and cheap parts)but £310 for a cambelt water pump and service sounds good to me

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« Reply #6 on: 09 January 2010, 13:29 »
it runs your power steering, alternator and A/C

depends what you asked for when they did the cambelt/service...

also as ben said did you have the tensioner done at the same time as the belt as that bumps the price up a bit


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Re: Your opinion please
« Reply #7 on: 09 January 2010, 13:39 »
Well I asked for an oil/filter service, cambelt kit with original parts inc damper and a metal water pump change. He is a mechanic all the family use so I think he did it a little cheaper. I did not think it was a bad price so long as it was all done. Whats the easiest way to check people ? also is the aux belt hard to change ?

Thanks all

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Re: Your opinion please
« Reply #8 on: 09 January 2010, 13:43 »
Well I asked for an oil/filter service, cambelt kit with original parts inc damper and a metal water pump change. He is a mechanic all the family use so I think he did it a little cheaper. I did not think it was a bad price so long as it was all done. Whats the easiest way to check people ? also is the aux belt hard to change ?

Thanks all
no it's easy mate but I'm a mechanic. Depends on how you are around an engine ??
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Re: Your opinion please
« Reply #9 on: 09 January 2010, 13:45 »
that price is good then mate. £15 should see you a belt


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