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Rob_T

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have just been quoted best part of £600 for a cmablet change on my mk5 golf gti - it's done 60k miles and is hence due for a change.

has anyone had a belt changed yet and if so what were they quoted?

this quote was from windrush in maidenhead - they're also doing a service for which they quoted £200.. i'm ok with that quote!

they say the belt change is a 4 hour engine out job and most of the cost is labour. i assume a local indy with lower hourly rates will do it for less; anyone know a reputable one who has carried out this work?

VAG1

784 posts

75 months

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I thought FSI engines had timing chains?

bga

7,567 posts

137 months

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VAG1 said:
I thought FSI engines had timing chains?
Only the newer ones IIRC

Holepunch

58 posts

94 months

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They have both a chain and a belt. I had it all changed (+water pump) but it was under warranty so I dont have a cost.

Anderooo

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My GTI is 4 years old and due for the cam belt change. I have had two pieces of work done over the last three weeks and each time they have told me about this. They are quoting me £296 for the change which when looking at your £600 that is not too bad.


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VAG1

784 posts

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I went to my local VW and the tech said mine (2004 1.4FSI) does not need a cambelt change as the timing chain is meant to last the entire life of the car. Mine is considerably smaller so may be different. Just my 2p......

Tame Technician

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Yes the 1.4 is chain driven but the GTI does have a belt. Most of the FSI engines are still belt driven.

If it was an Audi and 3 years old or older, you could have it done for £329 at the main dealer as part of a special offer, all UK Audi dealers must take part in, but the normal cost would be more like £550-£600.

http://www.audi.co.uk/audi/uk/en2/owners_area/Serv...

Try calling a few VW dealers and ask if they will match the Audi special offer. Or better still, ring your local audi dealer, see if they will do your golf at the same price. Its no different to an A3.

Rob_T

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Tame Technician....


THANK YOU VERY MUCH

My original quote for services plus cambelt would have been approx £800.

Thanks to you and your Audi link I am now 'only' spending £428.

The power of Pistonheads.... what a case study!

Thanks Tame, and thanks Ted!

Tame Technician

2,322 posts

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You see we aren't really "Stealers" at all.

gaz132

207 posts

128 months

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Tame Technician said:
Yes the 1.4 is chain driven but the GTI does have a belt. Most of the FSI engines are still belt driven.

If it was an Audi and 3 years old or older, you could have it done for £329 at the main dealer as part of a special offer, all UK Audi dealers must take part in, but the normal cost would be more like £550-£600.

http://www.audi.co.uk/audi/uk/en2/owners_area/Serv...

Try calling a few VW dealers and ask if they will match the Audi special offer. Or better still, ring your local audi dealer, see if they will do your golf at the same price. Its no different to an A3.
Tame Tech - Do you know when the cambelt requires replacement on an Golf MkV 2.0 TDI GT (140hp) on a 54 plate? It's done 44500miles.

VAG1

784 posts

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gaz132 said:
Tame Technician said:
Yes the 1.4 is chain driven but the GTI does have a belt. Most of the FSI engines are still belt driven.

If it was an Audi and 3 years old or older, you could have it done for £329 at the main dealer as part of a special offer, all UK Audi dealers must take part in, but the normal cost would be more like £550-£600.

http://www.audi.co.uk/audi/uk/en2/owners_area/Serv...

Try calling a few VW dealers and ask if they will match the Audi special offer. Or better still, ring your local audi dealer, see if they will do your golf at the same price. Its no different to an A3.
Tame Tech - Do you know when the cambelt requires replacement on an Golf MkV 2.0 TDI GT (140hp) on a 54 plate? It's done 44500miles.
Right about......now. It's time and distance I believe.

Tame Technician

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They have changed it a bit, in the past 12 months.

Currently its 75k or 5 years, for the Audi's, VW engines are the same.
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