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Hi there all! As my tig is nearly 5 years old I enquired at my vw dealer as to the cost of replacing the belt and pump. They said that they do not replace the pump as a matter of course as mine is electric and just needs to be checked .Does this sound correct? They also said that there was an offer on belt replacement of £100 off!! Still very expensive.Will have to find an independent. Thanks David.
 

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Hi there all! As my tig is nearly 5 years old I enquired at my vw dealer as to the cost of replacing the belt and pump. They said that they do not replace the pump as a matter of course as mine is electric and just needs to be checked .Does this sound correct? They also said that there was an offer on belt replacement of £100 off!! Still very expensive.Will have to find an independent. Thanks David.
Hello Dave, when I worked at VW and if I recall correctly the cost to change the cam belt was at £300 plus but I’m sure it’s more now, if as you say you will get a quote from an independent garage and you are happy with it ask your local VW dealer to price match it, don’t ask don’t get
 

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I know they will say a timing belt will last the lifetime of the engine (i.e. if it fails it will probably need a new engine) but does anyone have any real world examples of just how long these belts can last?
 
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Unsure what engine you have but I paid £320 for a cam belt kit fitted on the wifes 1.4 Blue GT Polo by an indie
Water pump not required and her car has low mileage and is 2016
 

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I also have a 2017 2.0 litre diesel. I asked our local VW garage about a month ago to quote for the replacement, and also a VW specialist indie, and that latter was about £250 cheaper than the former. The VW garage said it was my decision whether to do the pump at the same time, whereas the indie strongly advised they both be done at the same time. I'll be getting mine done at the indie in a few weeks time.
 

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Last time I had mine done it was around £300 but that was many years ago on a mk1.5 tai. VW used to heavily subsidised the work but seeing as they are cutting back on costs this subsidy stopped. I think I paid an extra £75 for the water pump to be changed at the same time.
 

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I have the same dilemma. Local Indie (never used but looks very good) quoted £350 for belt and £450 for belt and pump (gen parts and 2yr warranty) - sorely tempted as dealer fixed pricing on the internet is way above. Unfortunately, VW price match terms and conditions says within 5 miles of dealer, do can't use Indie as a match!
Tried another dealer for a price out of interest - £ 495 for belt, and after a couple of times asking for a price including pump, they keep saying not required, even suggesting its not in contact with belt!
 

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Hi Stevie .Thanks for reply.It is now £669 or £789 with pump and £100 off.Still far too much for me as the car also needs a major service.
hi yep 789. I have the two year extended warranty so to 6 years old. i intend to get it done next year by VW as the parts are guaranteed and the engine if they fail.
 
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