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    Just got a quote from a local garage to change the timing belt. He sucked his teeth, puffed his cheeks and said

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    "About 5 or 6 hours plus parts plus GST - say $500."

    I said "F*ck off."

    I reckon about 2-3 hours max - used to do a ZX Diesel in 2.5 - for a total of about $250. Even Peugeot have just quoted $360.

    Any other points for me to note on this?? What's a ball-park figure???

    BTW - he also wanted 2 hours labour to change the rear brake pads. Strangely enough, there was no sign of a mask across his eyes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pom in a Pug
    Just got a quote from a local garage to change the timing belt. He sucked his teeth, puffed his cheeks and said

    "About 5 or 6 hours plus parts plus GST - say $500."




    This joker would take 3 hours to slip a chain on a pushbike; They reckon 2.6 hours for a belt on a 16valve engine.
    You don't say what kind of car you have, but save yourself the agony, just change mechanics; the one you have is a *ickhead!!

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    I did my Xantia (8V) yesterday. It is the XU10J2 engine. It took approx. 1 hr start to finish. It's the easiet one I've done yet!

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    Car is a 94 405 SRI - would do the job myself, but tools are in storage in the UK. Oh, and I can't be arsed.

    An hour for an 8v Xantia - sounds more like it. As for the mechanic, have never used him, and won't be - he was local to my place of work and would have been handy. But we have the Government for daylight robbery duties, not mechanics.

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    This is a bit off the topic, but is your name POM in a Pug or PORN in a Pug. On my computer screen it could read either way.

    I had the timing belt replaced on my series 2 405 SRI recently. It took a bit over 2 hours. The timing belt and tensioner and water pump were replaced at the same time. Take your car to a Peugeot specialist: every time, no excuses. There are innumerable posts on this site that warn of mechanics that don't know about French cars and who think they can quote outrageous prices because of an ill-deserved reputation that these cars are complicated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbc
    This is a bit off the topic, but is your name POM in a Pug or PORN in a Pug. On my computer screen it could read either way.

    I had the timing belt replaced on my series 2 405 SRI recently. It took a bit over 2 hours. The timing belt and tensioner and water pump were replaced at the same time. Take your car to a Peugeot specialist: every time, no excuses. There are innumerable posts on this site that warn of mechanics that don't know about French cars and who think they can quote outrageous prices because of an ill-deserved reputation that these cars are complicated.
    Yeah, I've noticed the ambivalence to servicing these cars here - but will heed your advice for a specialist.

    As for my name - tis the former, but have been responsible for the latter.

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