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Old 03-23-2010, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Damm,
Just came back from my local shop. He quoted me 500$ to change the timing belt and Water pump. I knew that it would cost more. But not that much!
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That doesn't sound that bad to me. Are you sure they didn't leave something off the repair list?

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Doesn't sound too bad to me either. But I guess $500 bones is $500 bones I'd rather have in my pocket.
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list of prices for timing belt change, i just found:

Cost of Replacing a Timing Belt - Get Prices and Information - CostHelper.com

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Amount: $560.00
Hours of Labor: 3+
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I forgot to mention that I already have a timing belt.
So it's time + the water pump.
Anyway! I guess I better get use to it. Good thing that I have a good backbone right now. Financially speaking!
But yeah I could of done a lot of thing with this 500$ lollll
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list of prices for timing belt change, i just found:

Cost of Replacing a Timing Belt - Get Prices and Information - CostHelper.com

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Amount: $560.00
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Nice find!
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Its over $1,000 at the Toyota dealer for our Sienna's timing belt and water pump. Our indie mechanic will do just the timing belt for $430, so the $500 sounds just fine to me as it includes a water pump.

And on my Pathfinder, it was over $3,000 to do the timing chain. The motor has to come out....
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Damm,
Just came back from my local shop. He quoted me 500$ to change the timing belt and Water pump. I knew that it would cost more. But not that much!
thats pretty good actually - but it will go up more normally because most will end up replacing acces belts , the tensioner and poss a few pulleys at the same time .

so it sounds like a good price because some pretty normal parts aren't in the estimate
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Damm,
Just came back from my local shop. He quoted me 500$ to change the timing belt and Water pump. I knew that it would cost more. But not that much!
What a rip off! I can't believe those techs don't work for free!
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I think we need to stay away from NAOSIC...
$500 is a great price to have that repair done by the way!
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Damm,
Just came back from my local shop. He quoted me 500$ to change the timing belt and Water pump. I knew that it would cost more. But not that much!
That's not bad. The dealer would ask me about the same to do the same work on my '87 Civic Si, or to replace the rear bearings and do a brake job on my Yamaha ATV.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:52 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone! Except for moengel
I feel a bit better about the price I guess. loll
I want to keep my forester a long time so It's worth it.

2003Suby: Should I ask him to change those parts also?
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this one cracks me up for some reason
Amount: $1,800.00 Timing belt/water pump/100k service
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Damm,
Just came back from my local shop. He quoted me 500$ to change the timing belt and Water pump. I knew that it would cost more. But not that much!
Does sound a little high. My timing belt was replaced yesterday by my local Subaru dealer for $378 labour Aussie dollars which aren't worth quite as much as your Canadian dollar and that included an oil/filter change, tyre rotation and balance. Charged 4 hours labour for that. Subaru Australia specify set times for all the services so they can always quote me the cost beforehand and this time they overquoted by $44 which came as a pleasant surprise. The belt cost $198. Then we get hit with 10% GST on all of that.
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Depends where you live. But this seems like a good deal to me, paying 500.0 for this kind of job you would not see me even blink.
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