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#1 KnightUnit

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 08:45 PM

Hi All,

Just got a quote from a local garage to change my is200 sport cambelt, this is if I supply the belt...350 ! took me back a bit lol. Im sure this sounds a bit high? he mentioned they have to remove the radiator and the air con unit to get to the cambelt, this true?

Some help appreaciated

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 10:30 PM

u pay about the same at a main dealer

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 11:04 PM

u pay about the same at a main dealer


Thats what I thought, seems a bit steep. Whats quotes have other people had?

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 11:28 PM

dont know why there removing the aircon.?

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 12:20 AM

dont know why there removing the aircon.?


because they dont have a clue on what to do.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 01:00 AM

Tell them to 'cough, go elsewhere.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 03:04 AM

From a very reputable garage I was quoted 120 labour.
That is on the RX so I don't know if that is an easier job or more difficult one than the iS200.
They have serviced and MOT all my previous cars.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:35 AM

it's easier on the IS, well at least no more difficult.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 10:26 AM

I was quote 280 by Nationwide Autocentres about a month ago. That was the cambelt + fitting.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 10:41 AM

Hi All,

Just got a quote from a local garage to change my is200 sport cambelt, this is if I supply the belt...350 ! took me back a bit lol. Im sure this sounds a bit high? he mentioned they have to remove the radiator and the air con unit to get to the cambelt, this true?

Some help appreaciated

Had my timing belt changed last week. Cost, inclusive of 90,000 mile service and VAT was 791.00
AND they left me with warning lamps illuminated.
Not happy!

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:16 AM

So can someone tell me?

How much is a cambelt to buy, I have my own mech to fit it :)

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:32 AM

So can someone tell me?

How much is a cambelt to buy, I have my own mech to fit it :)

About 26-30 toyota/lexus gen part :D

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:35 AM


So can someone tell me?

How much is a cambelt to buy, I have my own mech to fit it :)

About 26-30 toyota/lexus gen part :D


Thanks Gord.

Been advised to change it, when I buy one. Mechs only gonna charge me 50 for the labour B)

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:42 AM



So can someone tell me?

How much is a cambelt to buy, I have my own mech to fit it :)

About 26-30 toyota/lexus gen part :D


Thanks Gord.

Been advised to change it, when I buy one. Mechs only gonna charge me 50 for the labour B)

You will be better changing the tensioner + idler to :o both about 50-55 each :o

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:06 PM

Been advised to change it, when I buy one.

Whys that mate???? Has it got near-on 100k on the clock, cos thats when the cam-belt needs changing

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