Timing/Cam Belt Replacement - Cost and Location (1 Viewer)

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Jim

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Jul 19, 2007
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Sutton on Sea, UK
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Adria Panel Van.
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I'd like to try and build a dataset of mechanics who you guys trust to change a cambelt.

If you've had this done recently, it would be great to know the price and location, for example

Smiths Garage, Lincoln. £700 (included new water pump)


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Sep 28, 2021
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Worcester, UK
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LMC premium I650G
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35y tugging + 2 in Motorhome
Corve Bridge garage Ludlow
A class £565 timing belt and service no water pump as low mileage,

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Nov 25, 2013
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kent
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Swift Kontiki 669
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AMC Motorhomes also lent me their spare car while they did it. Just put in some diesel! Dropped the MH off at 8.00am collected at 4.00pm
 
Oct 29, 2016
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Carthago C Tourer
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Motor Homing 5 years, caravan previously
Chelston Motor Homes Wellington, Somerset (Fiat Approved Service Agents)
New Timing Belt, New Auxiliary Belt, no water pump needed as low mileage, New MOT.
£675 roughly.
Drove down arriving at 7.45 AM, In & Out in 4 hours, sat in reception with coffee, looking at new Carthago's Chic C Lines that I will never afford again as the prices have risen so much.:(
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Jan 11, 2018
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Malvern Link, Malvern, UK
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Chausson Welcome 85
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£766 at ECS in Malvern including water pump & of course new coolant.
Had other estimate at £960 , actual job always costs more so I'm telling myself I got off lightly.
Bang on 5 years.
 
Jul 28, 2008
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Wiltshire, UK
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Ducato Sportivo
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Since 2005! 2000+ nights so far...
Not done recently., only a quote.
Only had one service done at the garage, but they did exactly what I asked, including ECU update and test drive, and tracker showed it was in workshop for quite a few hours. Van drove much better after (ECU? 1st service?). Who knows, but they did all I asked and paid exactly as quoted.
But as all they do is mohos and are fiat pro, I'm happy

Chelston motorhomes, Wellington, Somerset

2020 160ps Fiat
Full service <£500
Mini service <£250
Cambelt change <£600
Full service + cambelt <£1000

* Not sure if cambelt quote included tensioners, aux belt, or water pump, sorry

(Parts for service were "fair priced" - as in I could not find them much cheaper online, of course, branded parts etc)
 
Jul 11, 2016
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Burstner Ixeo TL680g
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Not an A class , they did ask
Motus Commercials Spinnaker Road, Gloucester GL2 5FD
Tel: 01452 508700 Fax: 01452 508708
Cambelt and water pump change
01F01 PARAFLU, 01F04 TRANS BELT, 01G02 SEALING GASKET, 01G02 SEALING GASKET, 01J04 TRANS BELT and fan belt
Cam belt and waterpump kit was £298 plus vat
Total was £891.72inc vat.
excellent service.
 
Dec 24, 2014
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Hurstpierpoint. Mid Sussex.
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Ever since lighting was by Calor gas.
Compass Navigator on 1995 VW T4 base. August 2022.
Wheelbase. Burgess Hill. West Sussex.

£570 Parts and labour cost including VAT.

ContiTech cambelt kit £73.38
Water pump £43.08
Belt £28.42
Labour 5 1/2 hrs £330.00

I've had first class service for this and other work.
 
Dec 6, 2011
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South Wales
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Coach built Adria
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South Wales,
Owen G Motors, Bridgend.
Fiat Ducato x250, 2.3ltr, Adria C class.
Genuine FIAT cambelt kit, Water pump and seals.
Aux belt & Aircon belt, Coolant change.
4 hours labour
total incl of VAT; £805

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May 29, 2014
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since 1985
W J Heard. Waltham Chase Hants Ducato 250
Cambelt only 485inc VAT May 2022
Asked them to do water pump but they inspected and said not necessary.
I had a look at old belt and tensioner which showed no sign of wear.
Been using this garage for 25 years
Told me they had done hundreds, always Ducato vans in there when I pass-by.
 
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irnbru

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It might also be helpful when adding prices if it’s genuine parts used or not.

I’ve just been quoted £1200 for timing belt kit and full service with Fiat parts or £775 non Fiat parts.
 
Dec 6, 2011
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It might also be helpful when adding prices if it’s genuine parts used or not.

I’ve just been quoted £1200 for timing belt kit and full service with Fiat parts or £775 non Fiat parts.
Please see my post above. Genuine fiat kit plus extras £805. Will dig out the invoice for the kit price if you want me too.
 
Nov 4, 2011
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A class
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I used these for the cam belt in my 2001 Fiat based A class Hymer, £246.
 
Aug 15, 2014
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Exiled in Yorkshire
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Pilote 600L
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Since 2006
'A' class Pilote,
Smart Garage and MOT Centre, Thetford.
Recommended to me by Jaws
Cam belt and water pump, full service £680, Sept 2022.
I stayed overnight on their ramp/forecourt as once they had closed the bonnet they couldn't reopen it so it became the first job the next morning.
They are all Lithuanians and they work/smoke to their own schedule, no hurry on my part as I had been quoted £1,600 at a local garage about three miles from my home, I made a weeks holiday out of it and still saved money I feel. Although don't get me started on the £160 fine for an 11 minute stay in a carpark. :banghead::banghead:
 
Dec 6, 2011
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For information the genuine fiat kit for the x250 2.3 was £359
Belt and water pump kit.
 

AlunandFelicie

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Aug 20, 2018
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Just about due a cam belt change, what sort of warranty should you expect?
And is there some form of insurance you can take out to cover you for major engine, etc problems ?
 
Jan 27, 2018
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A mates experience (PVC) "done 4th November by Amber Autos of Ripley. Their engineer/ mechanic has served many years with Birchwood Trucks Nottingham who are main Fiat commercial dealer so I was confident he knew what he was doing.
Gates timing belt kit plus gates air con belt plus gates auxiliary belt. All in inc vat £536.40. (for me a 160mile round trip)
They are within 1/2 mile of an exit junction of the A38, easy access M1 junct 27 or 28. "
My experiance so far
£860 fiat pro Northampton or £970 if i want them to connect to ecu for update to V32

local garage yes i can do that, Pick it up after MOT pass beautifull.
How much for Cambelt then , "cant do it fiat wont tell me what parts and tools i need there are 5 possible different engines" How do you translate that? Cant be ar***.
So Booked into Adams Morey Portsmouth C class £806 Belt and all auxillary belts (no water pump) can you update to V32 please? That'll happen automatically (if it needs it) when we plug it in. Standard practice.
Lets see how thursday pans out. only a 250mile round trip. How far would you go?
PS I asked for Lennys price Lenny HB
 

Lenny HB

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Oct 18, 2007
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Carthago Compactline
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Since 2008 & many years tugging
So Booked into Adams Morey Portsmouth C class £806 Belt and all auxillary belts (no water pump) can you update to V32 please? That'll happen automatically (if it needs it) when we plug it in. Standard practice.
Lets see how thursday pans out. only a 250mile round trip. How far would you go?
PS I asked for Lennys price @Lenny HB
Mine is an A Class full price was £573 last June, I paid a £100 less than that as I'd had bit of agro with their service receptionist previously ( he is long gone).
Since then they have been taken over and labour rate has gone from £75 + vat to £115 +vat.
So price difference sounds about right for the increased labour rate.

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