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    Default After a bit of advice for a friend.

    I'm a bit out of touch on repair costs etc. but a friend is asking:

    "I'm just wondering if to change a Cam Belt I need to have the whole water filter etc. changed with it? I've been quoted £280 for my Picasso
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    She thinks it could be a bit steep? And does the water filter things need changing as well?

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    Default Re: After a bit of advice for a friend.

    Think the water filter replacement would require a cambelt replacement so they usually recommend doing it at the same time.

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    Default Re: After a bit of advice for a friend.

    Water filter?? I thought it was the Water Pump and Cam Belt that is recommended to be changed at the same time?

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    Default Re: After a bit of advice for a friend.

    Cheers guys, does the price seem average for that sort of job? Like I say, I haven't a clue myself these days.

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    Default Re: After a bit of advice for a friend.

    Depends of petrol/diesel, but sounds somewhere near ish, lets have a guess.

    roughly working on averages
    timing belt kit 80.00
    water pump 25.00
    lab 3 hours 117.00
    anti freeze/coolant 12.00
    +vodka and tonic 46.80

    total 280.80

    Ted
    Run your wife a nice hot bath, light some candles & pour some wine. Then you've at least 40 mins on the xbox plus a clean wife.

    Experts... x is an unknown quantity and spurt is a fast drip.

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    Default Re: After a bit of advice for a friend.

    Audi charge £500 odd for the same job on a TT..... :-(

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    Default Re: After a bit of advice for a friend.

    Just ring three garages up, for a quote and you will get the general price? I always do this
    I STINK GET OVER IT !

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    Default Re: After a bit of advice for a friend.

    Quote Originally Posted by flipper321 View Post
    Audi charge £500 odd for the same job on a TT..... :-(
    And the A3. Mate just had his done.

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    Default Re: After a bit of advice for a friend.

    Do it your self mate it's not hard , but yeh change the watter pump at the same time .
    and the tensioner .

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    Default Re: After a bit of advice for a friend.

    "Audi charge £500 odd for the same job on a TT..... :-(
    So that's 400 quit to Change 100 quid worth of parts .
    i could change the belt on 18t in under an hour .

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