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  1. Hayleylulu

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    Haveing cambelt kit fitted at C@M Auto at unit 45 lune business park lancaster mark given me a price £225 all in top man mark is:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    pity he is so far away as Im being quoted £400 +++++
     
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    Shall I tell you what I just paid on my Caddy? Nah! Better not!:Wink:
     
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    Does that price include the water pump?
     
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    Oddly, just had the same quote myself.. and when I said what would it be if I supplied the kit, he said £120..
    The full kit costs £70 trade so I am well pleased ( except I THEN found out the belt change period for my particular model is 80,000 miles or 10 years !! So no need to get it done just yet anyway )
     
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  6. Hayleylulu

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    Well all I can say is I've used mark befour and I know he dose a good job and at the end of the day am happy with is work
     
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    i got a quote from mark for £225, the only problem i have is getting time off work to get there.
    all reports i have read about mark and his crew are very good.:BigGrin:
     
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    I had the belt on my, now sold, Hymer 694 changed by Mark. Excellent service at a good price and he also adjusted the clutch and serviced the starter motor. He has room to park, the night before he does the work, with electric and an outside water tap. He also had a courtesy car and we went down to a large garden centre next to a marina near Preston. Wonderful place but had a call from Mark to say he had finished the work before we got to eat!
     
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    Shame Mark is too far for a lot of folk ... All I am saying is, that £225.00 seems to be the correct price, so perhaps it will be worth Camo shopping around a bit...

    Even the Pug main stealers themselves only quoted £340 to do the job
     
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    Independant Garage circa £225 PLUS VAT any less and I'd be concerned, either quality parts or full kit are not being used or the apprentice is fitting it in his lunch Hr:Rofl1:

    As for yours Mr Jaws 80000 or 10 years Brave Soul:Cool:
    Geo
    Ps Did it inc water pump:Eeek: be even more worried:Sad:
     
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    Well, its like this.........

    As you know I do bikes.. Blackbirds to be specific.. I always recommend owners to stick to the recommended service regime.. We have now got about 16 bikes we look after that have got more than a million miles on them.. all original engine internals apart from cam chains which average around the 250,000 mark ( all documented and a couple of em have been in main stream mags )
    one of the most common things I get is customers who want to change the oil every 4 k miles.. Honda recommend 8k miles, and that is what I do..
    I tell customers that the guys who designed the engine new a bit more about it than I do, and I would not 2nd guess them.. It seems to work pretty well too :Wink:

    So it would be kinda wrong of me to go agin my own advice and take what Pug recommend for my engine as being wrong

    As an aside, the 2.8 boxer in the Pug is the only one with that service interval.. The Fiat version is considerably shorter.. And yes, the part numbers are different !

    Water pump service interval ( which I was amazed to find it had one in the first place ! ) is 250k miles or 10 years, which ever comes first
     
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    This couldn't be a 6 year old boxer 2.8 then with under 60K on the clock
    No surely not,No,Is it eh?
    No its
    Extremely windy in our workshop today:Doh::Rofl1:
     

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    have shopped around and got 3 quotes all at about the £300 / £350 + vat and the main Fiat dealer wanted £525 + vat and none of the above included the water pump wwhich i believe you are aswell doing at the same time.
    maybe need to move south
     
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    Can you not integrate the cambelt into a holiday? Go down south, have a break and pop the van in for belt/pump/tensioners whilst you spend a day in a travel lodge or similar and spend the rest of the week christmas shopping?
     
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    Thats an idea apart from the christmas shopping !!!! cant be that time of year already. Just back from daughters in Coventry so dont want to go back down again at the moment, may lay the van up for the winter (-2 on Sunday night) so could look at going down at the start of the year. cheers
     
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    Ahhh.. The new high performance experimental 45 degree high flow valves !!

    rare beasts indeed !!
     
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    and there was me thinking that the 2.8 boxer only had 8 valves.:Doh:
     
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    Your quite right, we've had two in today:RollEyes:
     
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    ROFL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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