VW Cambelt Offer £299.00 @ Volkswagen
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VW Cambelt Offer £299.00 @ Volkswagen

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Found 29th Sep 2014
VW have a cam belt offer on currently till December 30th 2014. When I rang the local dealership, they quoted me £419!! Then I mentioned the offer on the VW website,they then said if I printed off the page they will honour the offer. Best to pay the extra £50 and get water pump done as well..

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changed the cambelt for 200 a month ago in a local garage but i am not convinced if the garage have really done the work as they finished the work so quickly. is there any idea how to check if the work has been carried out . as i am not good on opening the plastic cover etc.

ms024

changed the cambelt for 200 a month ago in a local garage but i am not … changed the cambelt for 200 a month ago in a local garage but i am not convinced if the garage have really done the work as they finished the work so quickly. is there any idea how to check if the work has been carried out . as i am not good on opening the plastic cover etc.


depends on the car some you can do in a hour or so. some cars have naff all space and all is tight so can take hours.

on the vw's ive had all have a clipped plastic cover which can be removed using a flat screwdriver. thats the only way you will know, once its visable check for the white writing (might need to turn the engine over to bring it into view) the writing should look new, as should the belt.

This could be a good deal depending on what vw you have
They could also be having peoples pants down on the small engined 8v models
Also worth getting them to price match a local garage price as vw will be £££ per hour

had this done 2 year or so ago when deal was on then, at least VW genuine parts used not some mickey mouse rubbish. p.s worth the extra £50 for piece of mind with water pump

Bargain, parts are warranted so if it fails they will pay towards repairs, pulley failed on my golf, luckily for the new owner I had it replaced with the cambelt at main dealer, vw paid 70 percent of the cost of new engine. Try getting any recourse from back street barry

Original Poster

I rang some local VW specialists, they said approx the same price if not slight more. For that reason (and only), I thought I would have it done at VW. Plus also you get a two year guarantee.. Agree defo get the water pump done at the same time, false economy not too...

ms024

changed the cambelt for 200 a month ago in a local garage but i am not … changed the cambelt for 200 a month ago in a local garage but i am not convinced if the garage have really done the work as they finished the work so quickly. is there any idea how to check if the work has been carried out . as i am not good on opening the plastic cover etc.



i had mine done a while ago, and they gave me the old one back which gave me confidence it had been done, but then thought to myself I wouldn't know what it looked like anyway so tbh they could have said they had done it and then given me a cheese sandwich as evidence - I wouldn't have known.

My local actually gives you the old belt and waterpump to dispose of yourself, they do it so there's no question whether the work was done or not! They'll give you any old parts they change actually to keep or dispose of/inspect yourself, I think it's really good to do that without having to ask!

y_am_I_buying_this

depends on the car some you can do in a hour or so. some cars have naff … depends on the car some you can do in a hour or so. some cars have naff all space and all is tight so can take hours.

thanks, it's vauxhall astra 98-2005 series.

good price. buy the water pump too

hyte1

on the vw's ive had all have a clipped plastic cover which can be removed … on the vw's ive had all have a clipped plastic cover which can be removed using a flat screwdriver. thats the only way you will know, once its visable check for the white writing (might need to turn the engine over to bring it into view) the writing should look new, as should the belt.

wow, sounds very easy. thanks v much. but unfortunately our car is vauxhall astra

Wish they would do this for the entire VAG range so I can get my Audi changed for £299

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Happychappys

Wish they would do this for the entire VAG range so I can get my Audi … Wish they would do this for the entire VAG range so I can get my Audi changed for £299



Is it not worth phoning up your local VW dealer to ask? Or phone your Audi dealer and see if they will price match it? It's the same parts after all.

It costs only £209 for a vauxhall cambelt change. vauxhall.co.uk/own…tml

ms024

wow, sounds very easy. thanks v much. but unfortunately our car is … wow, sounds very easy. thanks v much. but unfortunately our car is vauxhall astra



Lol, sorry I assumed it was VW!

My t4 isn't included in the deal, shame tho, it's a bargain

ironmike2012

It costs only £209 for a vauxhall cambelt change. … It costs only £209 for a vauxhall cambelt change. http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/owners_services/parts_servicing/current-offers/fixed-price-repairs.html

Yes indeed. i checked the main dealer web site as soon as this deal was posted and felt like nooooooo. i made a big mistage going to the local garage. it's only 9 pounds extra and a peace of mind. and their official retailer was closer than the garage.i went to these oO

doober

Bargain, parts are warranted so if it fails they will pay towards … Bargain, parts are warranted so if it fails they will pay towards repairs, pulley failed on my golf, luckily for the new owner I had it replaced with the cambelt at main dealer, vw paid 70 percent of the cost of new engine. Try getting any recourse from back street barry

do you mind I'm back street barry I can do you a cambelt for £50 cash up front please

Sound advice - always get the water pump replaced at the same time.

colin49

had this done 2 year or so ago when deal was on then, at least VW genuine … had this done 2 year or so ago when deal was on then, at least VW genuine parts used not some mickey mouse rubbish. p.s worth the extra £50 for piece of mind with water pump

do Ford advertise pricing for the cambelt change (Focus mk2.5 1.8TDCI Lynx engine, just done 80K)...cant seem to find it which would mean no ...anyone confirm?
Edited by: "simba2585" 29th Sep 2014

Happychappys

Wish they would do this for the entire VAG range so I can get my Audi … Wish they would do this for the entire VAG range so I can get my Audi changed for £299



I wish too, do you think vw would do an Audi lol

I got mines booked in at Oldham but they don't include the fan belt, got quoted 350 for the cambelt and water pump and an extra 23 pounds for the fan belt but no charge to fit it as it will already be stripped. Best to get all done

MK5 Golf and Mk6 Golf with petrol engines have chain cam at least the 1.6 and 1.4 engines do, so no need for a cambelt change as they don't have a belt but a chain instead. I believe the Golf MK7 has gone back to using a belt.

ms024

changed the cambelt for 200 a month ago in a local garage but i am not … changed the cambelt for 200 a month ago in a local garage but i am not convinced if the garage have really done the work as they finished the work so quickly. is there any idea how to check if the work has been carried out . as i am not good on opening the plastic cover etc.


Next time; before they start work ask them to keep the parts removed from the vehicle for inspection - if they quibble, don't let them do the work.

was looking for this in the near future. thanks op

fishmaster

MK5 Golf and Mk6 Golf with petrol engines have chain cam at least the 1.6 … MK5 Golf and Mk6 Golf with petrol engines have chain cam at least the 1.6 and 1.4 engines do, so no need for a cambelt change as they don't have a belt but a chain instead. I believe the Golf MK7 has gone back to using a belt.



Yep but only petrol ones Tdis and 2l need them

Good site to check when they recommend changing but always best to do it really early as you don't want the camber to snap that's for sure

mytimingbelt.com/Res…241



ironmike2012

It costs only £209 for a vauxhall cambelt change. … It costs only £209 for a vauxhall cambelt change. http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/owners_services/parts_servicing/current-offers/fixed-price-repairs.html



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My t4 isn't included in the deal, shame tho, it's a bargain





I have a VW T4 2.5TDI and wish that the offer would include this vehicle as mine was done @ 4 years ago so is due for replacement again.



Come on VW look after all of your loyal customers please.





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M17HSN

I got mines booked in at Oldham but they don't include the fan belt, got … I got mines booked in at Oldham but they don't include the fan belt, got quoted 350 for the cambelt and water pump and an extra 23 pounds for the fan belt but no charge to fit it as it will already be stripped. Best to get all done



Thank you for that bit of information, I'll ring them tomorrow to make sure it's included, saves me some money if it does go wrong..

doober

Bargain, parts are warranted so if it fails they will pay towards … Bargain, parts are warranted so if it fails they will pay towards repairs, pulley failed on my golf, luckily for the new owner I had it replaced with the cambelt at main dealer, vw paid 70 percent of the cost of new engine. Try getting any recourse from back street barry



Back Street Barry....Top Bloke he is

Had mine done at 60k on my golf mk4 I think; got 115k on it now and still good. Worth getting it changed?

Very interesting. I've just discovered citroen also do a cambelt kit change for £295. I was quoted £420 by main dealer 5 years ago, so went to an independent. My cambelt is due soon so may go main dealer route this time. Thanks op.

Great price for the cambelt replacement. Also, using main dealers for all your service and repair work gives you access to customer care/goodwill gestures from the dealer and VW UK towards repair work once outside the normal 3year (60k mile) warranty.

Anyone off the top of their head know when mine will be due? 07 Golf Tdi about to tick over 100k


Jamiestainthorpe

Anyone off the top of their head know when mine will be due? 07 Golf Tdi … Anyone off the top of their head know when mine will be due? 07 Golf Tdi about to tick over 100k



Depends when it was last changed mate. Should be every 4 years or 60,000 miles.

Jamiestainthorpe

Anyone off the top of their head know when mine will be due? 07 Golf Tdi … Anyone off the top of their head know when mine will be due? 07 Golf Tdi about to tick over 100k



Long long ago if its on its original belt, you need to know the date and mileage to assess when its next due. If you don't know the history of your cambelt change it and the tensioner/pulleys and water pump asap as a snapped belt or a failed pulley/pump normally causes the engine to be written off.

sidney69

Had mine done at 60k on my golf mk4 I think; got 115k on it now and still … Had mine done at 60k on my golf mk4 I think; got 115k on it now and still good. Worth getting it changed?



It will be fine for another 100k.....joke, its due now as its approx 60k since you last did it.

doober

Bargain, parts are warranted so if it fails they will pay towards … Bargain, parts are warranted so if it fails they will pay towards repairs, pulley failed on my golf, luckily for the new owner I had it replaced with the cambelt at main dealer, vw paid 70 percent of the cost of new engine. Try getting any recourse from back street barry


Exscuse me, so you (or the buyer) had to pay 30% of engine cost? Why, how was it your fault? You seem to be happy with that arrangment.
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