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price as a result of cambelt snapping



  mk 2 172
as some of you know the other week my cambelt went, so bent the valves.

spoke to the mechanic and he's sendind the head off to be repaired change all belts and doing wotever is nessisary and relacing the water pump and doing a engine service. he quoted me £850.

i thought this was reasonable, wot do you guys think

james
 
  320d
Not to bad that as he will fit a new cambelt aswell which is a £500 iirc + a service is around £150 so your only actually about £200 out of pocket, although this won't seem like much of a consolation i presume.
 
  mk 2 172
Not to bad that as he will fit a new cambelt aswell which is a £500 iirc + a service is around £150 so your only actually about £200 out of pocket, although this won't seem like much of a consolation i presume.

suppose its not too bad when you look at it that way, makes me feel a tiny tiny bit better. still £850 i havnt realy got though:dapprove:

Hmm be interested to see if thats timed up properly when it comes back.

wot do you mean?


thanks
james
 
  BMW M135i
Well back street/indepedant garages don't tend to use the locking tools and as they're aren't any timing marks on a F4R lump they're very rarely timed up spot on. Needs the crank locking tool, cam locking tool and the cam pulley locking too to get it right after that level of repair. And for the price i'd be gobsmacked if any of those have been used, if it feels flat as when you get it back you know why.
 
  mk 2 172
ok well thanks for your help il keep an eye out for that. he is a inderpendant garage, hes been a freind to my dad for about 30 years now and realy is as straight as they come. so im sure if its not right he'l wont have a problem sorting it again

will let you know ho i get on, hopefully ready by end of next week
 


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