Cambelt question

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  1. ninjayorkies

    ninjayorkies Read Only Funster

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    Finally got around to ringing a few garages about replacing my cam belt and I've just been asked if I want the tensioners replacing at the same time? I haven't got a flippin clue so do I or not. Been quoted £240 + vat for everything
     
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    Not a mechanic myself, but when our cam belt was replaced so were the tensioners. Our water pump was also checked at the same time.

    Brisey.
     
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    Yes you want every thing :thumb:---Shop around a bit to see what other quotes come in at for your area,:Smile:
    terry
     
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    Only other quote so far has been a rough estimate of 4 hours work @ £46 an hour and he doesn't know how much for the belt etc. Other quote is from a motorhome place. I was waiting until I went up to Lancaster as had a quote of £199 but add in the diesel from here (Midlands) and it's probably no cheaper
     
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    not sure what engine you running.
    but belt and tensioner is a must and waterpump if it runs of the back of the timeing belt.
     
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    It's a Fiat Ducato 2.8 TD
     
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    It may be worth your while giving Geo a call at Pecks Hill Garage, Mansfield. I can vouch for the quality of their service.

    Brisey

     
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    I'm looking for somewhere a bit more local. I only have a week before I head south
     
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    Local? Local to where?
     
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    is oxford local anough i could do it for you?
     
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    I thought this engine has a timing chain
     
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    belt:thumb:

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    Absolutely essential, they are as likely to fail as the belt.
     
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    I always recommend belt, tensioners and pupm when doing cam belts. If you don't, and they fail then the whole lot needs doing again.

    Do it right, do it once - although we are trade, so get a discount, the complete works with genuine parts was £168 - so around £200-220 in normal prices.
     
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    Local is currently just outside Hinckley, Leics. Another quote has come in at around £270 inc vat but that's in Evesham. The mechanic next door to the site said he wouldn't want to do it as he didn't want the responsibility if something went wrong!! Doesn't give me much faith in his abilities
     
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    It's not really 'local' but kind of on my way to Kent :Laughing:
     
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