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Timing Belt Replacement Cost

For everyone that has had the 105k Timing belt service done by a dealer or repair shop what did they charge you total for the parts and labor?
Anyone know what the Book Hour is for the timing belt change?
Please only respond if you yourself has had to pay for it because knowing someone that knows someone usually is not accurate. I know how long it takes me to do it and I am putting together a video that shows the process and what tools are really needed and how to do it for a beginner. I will be editing the video and adding commentary. I hope to have this done in the next couple of weeks.
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Personally, the parts I purchased for the upcoming 105k on Silke's car would retail at ~$850.

I don't raise the bar on maintenance, I simply shatter the sky with the amount of maintenance I'm doing to ensure the longevity of the motor.

In addition to timing belt:

ALL hoses carrying fluid of ANY sort underneath the hood. This includes everything from the main upper/lower hoses to the oil cooler hoses, to the water to turbo hose, to heater hoses, from front to rear of the engine bay. I also replace the water pump and thermostat (no to thermo, just changed out at 90k).

All tensioner pulleys, idlers, and anything that touches the timing belt.

All seals. Oil pump to the block o-ring, cam/crank seals, water pump gasket (obvious) and all the front end things that can wind up leaking and being expensive to fix if we have to go in later.

The part numbers? I have at least 30 parts total on order.

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^ +1 like Roo said is what I'm doing to my forester.
I spent over $1000 in parts for the engine thats including my new set of cams

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In addition to timing belt: ALL hoses carrying fluid of ANY sort underneath the hood. This includes everything from the main upper/lower hoses to the oil cooler hoses, to the water to turbo hose, to heater hoses, from front to rear of the engine bay. I also replace the water pump and thermostat (no to thermo, just changed out at 90k). All tensioner pulleys, idlers, and anything that touches the timing belt. All seals. Oil pump to the block o-ring, cam/crank seals, water pump gasket (obvious) and all the front end things that can wind up leaking and being expensive to fix if we have to go in later. The part numbers? I have at least 30 parts total on order.
This looks like the check list when I replaced my head gaskets. Don't forget to go ahead and replace the knock sensor. I spent a total of $1,200 on my refurbish. Next up are the brakes. Thank God I'm done with the engine for quite some time.
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The last time this was discussed (a few days ago) the answer generally seemed to be a bit over $1000.

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