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Cost for cambelt change

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Hi

anyone out there give me an idea of what to expect to pay for a cambelt change on a S3 n/a ?

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100 quid mate, but I'm probably a bit far!

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100 quid mate, but I'm probably a bit far!

But not so far from your wheels currently :D

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So he can takes his tools with him, do the cam belt and then pick up the shiny red car, saves Chris money and pays for the journey up there.

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Yeah - best time to do it!

However, rectifying bad clearances may cost just a teeny bit more...

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Add fluids, filters, brake checks, change the other belts which have to be removed to get access to the cambelt, a tensioner pulley.... and hey presto, you've almost got a 'C' check. Isn't feature creep a wonderful thing?

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Add fluids, filters, brake checks, change the other belts which have to be removed to get access to the cambelt, a tensioner pulley.... and hey presto, you've almost got a 'C' check. Isn't feature creep a wonderful thing?

Not to mention that once you have done all that you will always notice something else, maybe some new pads? Seized handbrake caliper? Knackered rad?

Get booking that holiday Sparky!

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I just costed the belt here, $27.85, thats about 17 quid in your language, thought I might do it while the tanks out. Then if I need to change the tentioner I have time.

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I actually got a quote yesterday from Sportomotive in Salisbury for a C service for my S2 Esprit - £900.

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I just costed the belt here, $27.85, thats about 17 quid in your language, thought I might do it while the tanks out. Then if I need to change the tentioner I have time.

Bugger, i've been robbed - I just paid $65 for mine. Still it's better than paying $800 for someone else to change it - also the 'local lotus specialist' insist it's an engine out job

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£300 for just a belt replacement at Sporto.

Mines in at the moment for c-service then she is going to be sold...sad days but 5 years on it saddens me to see her on the drive as a large paper weight due to family and work commitments

Waynef :)

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A belt change takes me about 4 hours by the time I have checked other things and made a few cups of coffee.

The belt for S2 is $NZ31 (~12GBP) from local Nissan dealer (same as Maxima)

I always remove Alternator for access and tensioner to give it a thorough check. One time the bushes were quite worn causing belt to track off to one side. Repaired for nothing by using bits from my misc. box of bits. A piece of 8mm rod and a piece of bronze bushing.

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i had a qoute for 600 dollars, for changing the belt, feel like throwing in a new water pump, shall i

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I did my cambelt and tensioner pulley last Friday Morning (G Turbo Dry Sump) took about 45 mins to do the belt, and the rest of the day replacing hoses, filters, fluids etc.

Might have to pull it all out this Saturday, gearbox sounds like a washing machine full of nails :thumbdown:

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