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Went to my local vw dealership today and was quoted $2400 for the timing belt to be replaced that includes water pump and the whole 9 yards. Is this a good price or should I look into cheaper options
 

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Dealer is always really expensive. Labor per hour is more there and they follow the book for how many hours it says it will take (versus having some common sense). You might look into a good VW independent shop. I only use the dealer for oil changes and tire balancing (kinda strange they are less expensive than tire shops????).
 

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Ask around. That's a lot more than many have paid at competent independent workshops who have done this job before.
 

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I found a local Audi specialist who did it for $650 labor, I bought the parts.
Picked up the enhanced kit including the anti-freeze from ECS tuning. The guy is the head mechanic at a local Audi dealer and has a little biz on the side. I bought the enhanced kit Plus which is on sale now for $418. Ships really fast too. Got it in 2 days.
 

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I'd like to find someone in my area that could do the work for that.

I found a local Audi specialist who did it for $650 labor, I bought the parts.
Picked up the enhanced kit including the anti-freeze from ECS tuning. The guy is the head mechanic at a local Audi dealer and has a little biz on the side. I bought the enhanced kit Plus which is on sale now for $418. Ships really fast too. Got it in 2 days.
 

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for a stealer it sounds about right .... dont let them forget about the thermostat
 

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Just has this done on my 4.2L V8 this fall. From the receipt at my independent:

Labor:
8 hours @ 80/hr
$640

Parts:
1 Lever @ 250.92
1 Timing Belt @ 98
1 Roller @ 109.20
1 Roller @122.00
1 Water pump @ 180
1 Ribbed Belt @ 65.65
2 units of coolant @ 23
1 Thermostat @ 61.48
 

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Just has this done on my 4.2L V8 this fall. From the receipt at my independent: Labor: 8 hours @ 80/hr $640 Parts: 1 Lever @ 250.92 1 Timing Belt @ 98 1 Roller @ 109.20 1 Roller @122.00 1 Water pump @ 180 1 Ribbed Belt @ 65.65 2 units of coolant @ 23 1 Thermostat @ 61.48
thanks this was really helpful. What dealership did this for u I'm wondering ifs its local to me
 

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This was an independent garage in Denver, CO. Berg Performance. Great guys and worth the shout out even if it ends up not being local to you.
 

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At least you a price list to compare to. I HIGHLY doubt ANY dealer will give you this kind of deal but any independent german shop should be able to get pretty close. There guys were more an Audi/Porsche shop but had no problem working on the T. I just wish I had them fit me with a sweet exhaust while it was up in the air.
 

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At least you a price list to compare to. I HIGHLY doubt ANY dealer will give you this kind of deal but any independent german shop should be able to get pretty close. There guys were more an Audi/Porsche shop but had no problem working on the T. I just wish I had them fit me with a sweet exhaust while it was up in the air.
do u know if they dropped the motor to change the belt? If they have to I was looking into some new headers and primary cats
 

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No, my shop did not dissemble the front clip. That would have added many extra hours of labor. There is plenty of space to work in, if you a midget VW engineer.
 

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morel of the story .... dont use a stealer find the best Euro guys in your area .... but ... check them out first
 
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