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#1 Steviejay

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 04:34 PM

Due one soon trying to gauge what it will be and what I need to budget for as I have lots and lost of improvements going on at the moment in the name of perfection lol

I'm working my way through it all.

Thanks guys/girls

#2 fiveoclock

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 04:37 PM

http://www.backontra...k/servicing.php

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 08:41 PM

Thanks seems expensive!!! ?

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 08:50 PM

Be aware that those prices on the Back on Track website bear no resemblance of what they actually charge if you use them.

When I had my C service done last year on my Turbo, they neglected to tell me that they had started to charge for parts in there 'fixed price' servicing, so what they advertise at £449, is plus VAT(another thing that annoys me), plus parts, which ended up costing £781! Jez did say he was going to change the website when I moaned, but he has obviously been too busy since September last year.

I can't fault their work, but if I had still had the VX this year I don't think I would have been using them again as I felt properly ripped off!



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Posted 02 July 2019 - 07:08 AM

  Genuine OEM cambelt kits, if you include a water pump (I would unless you know it's been changed) are £125 from Courtenay. If you are ok with spanners, this would be around 4-5 hours work if you are taking it nice and easy with several tea breaks.



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Posted 02 July 2019 - 08:01 AM

First job I ever did on a vx220 back in 2008.



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Posted 02 July 2019 - 08:14 AM

The job is easier if you have a cam locking tool, I have a one you can have for the price of postage.



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Posted 02 July 2019 - 08:16 PM

The job is easier if you have a cam locking tool, I have a one you can have for the price of postage.


That's really kind of you Steve I appreciate that but I don't have the confidence to tackle a cambelt as I've never done one before and really would rather take it somewhere to be done properly.
I'd be nervous of messing it up and wrecking my engine :(

#9 scw02102

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 08:34 PM

I think your looking at around £550 for the service and cam belt



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 03:03 PM

If you post up your location people might be able to point you in the direction of mechanics local to you who could carry out the job.



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 03:28 PM

I think there is now an 8 year service interval kit



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 09:08 PM

I think there is now an 8 year service interval kit


8yr !! Jesus Christ

#13 Nev

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 07:50 AM

 

I think there is now an 8 year service interval kit


8yr !! Jesus Christ

 

 

I've never seen a cambelt that has worn badly (on various models/makes) in my years, the OEM service intervals are perhaps understandably cautious and bit too frequent IMO. It's often the tensioned pulley that seizes, something you can test easily by prising it with a screwdriver to check it's moving freely, you can also inspect the camlbelt and turn the engine over on the crank main bolt. Both those checks would only take 60 mins under the car.
 


Edited by Nev, 08 July 2019 - 07:52 AM.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 05:08 PM

I checked my belt at was changed after 4 years, looked like new! 

I don't do the mileage but was in good nick.

I always change every 4 years though as if it fails your dead.



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 05:08 PM

I checked my belt at was changed after 4 years, looked like new! 

I don't do the mileage but was in good nick.

I always change every 4 years though as if it fails your dead.



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Posted 08 August 2019 - 11:48 AM

Just payed 485 for mine with new gearbox fluid, air filter, engine oil etc... Neil at ncb autosport. Ex vauxhall trained technician.... I am a regular tho 👍

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 01:14 PM

Just payed 485 for mine with new gearbox fluid, air filter, engine oil etc... Neil at ncb autosport. Ex vauxhall trained technician.... I am a regular tho 👍

 

Wow, good value for money, assuming he does a good job.
 



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 02:14 PM


Just payed 485 for mine with new gearbox fluid, air filter, engine oil etc... Neil at ncb autosport. Ex vauxhall trained technician.... I am a regular tho 👍


Wow, good value for money, assuming he does a good job.

No issues with him so far, quite a few vx folk use him too 👍 yeah I was happy with that, handy with spanners but scared to do this job myself 😢

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:19 AM

I did it for the first time last year and it was really satisfying... :)

#20 Stevie Dubyah

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 12:09 PM

I did it for the first time last year and it was really satisfying... :)



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