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Timing belt and water pump.
#1
Hi guys, we need to get the timing belt and water pump changed on the wife's 2003 1.6 16 valve petrol Desire and I was wondering how long it should take for a good mechanic but not main dealer to do?
Cheers Drew..
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#2
Do you mean drive in, drive out elapsed time, or chargeable hours? Are the cam and crank seals being changed?
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#3
Sorry not very clear, I meant chargeable time, and it's belt, pulleys and water pump, the seals aren't being done.
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#4
I had mine done at a Citroen specialist , £315 which included cambelt , water pump , tensioner , fanbelt and tensioner , I left it the night before so it could be done cold and it took them a morning !
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#5
Quite a straightforward job on that engine, we charge £225 + vat, should take no more than 3 hrs
Hope I am allowed to say that on here Smile
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#6
Thanks guys about what I thought.
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#7
(18-03-2013, 08:10 PM)Lighty Wrote:  Quite a straightforward job on that engine, we charge £225 + vat, should take no more than 3 hrs
Hope I am allowed to say that on here Smile

Absolutely! We like to know what unbiased people will charge to do a job! But you now better batten down the hatches for a sudden influx of timing belt work!!:whistle:
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#8
Lightbulb 
Citroen main dealer £295 including belt kit fitted, no waterpump. You can supply a water pump yourself and get the mechanic to fit it. I think its not a bad price for main dealer and genuine parts. I will probably be having mine done this way after I've chanced it a little bit more, I paid roughly the same amount for my 2.0 hdi van.
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#9
I had it all done today, Timing belt kit, Water pump, Aux belt and he had it up on the ramp and gave it a good check over for me, although I couldn't find anything wrong we only got it a few weeks ago and it was good to have the opinion of a mechanic that I know and trust. He couldn't fault the car and said it was in first rate condition. Including parts and 3 hours labour it came to £320. I don't think that was too bad.
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#10
Glad you got it sorted, we tend to use Dayco kits or the SKF kits, these are identical,to oe. As we source them mostly from GSF, they offer me a 2 year warranty against failure, even against faulty fitting Smile
Obviously this has never been called upon, but gives a little extra piece of mind.
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