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Cost to change cam belt-VW Golf MK3
« on: June 09, 2010, 06:10:02 pm »
Hey everyone ive got my eye on a MK3 Golf Gti but its due for a cam belt change..do anyone know what would be the cost to do all belts,water pump etc

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Re: Cost to change cam belt-VW Golf MK3
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 08:57:54 pm »
Water pump doesn't need doing unless its noisy, factory metal impeller so no problems with impellors falling of like a MK4.
Cambelt kit is about 250 ish, 2-2.5 hours labour max. If you did insist on a waterpump they are about 120 ish and are easy to do once the belt is off.
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Re: Cost to change cam belt-VW Golf MK3
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 09:50:51 pm »
awsome thanks for that...is there any thing to look out for with the MK3 golfs that should pay attention to?

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Re: Cost to change cam belt-VW Golf MK3
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2010, 09:54:57 pm »
The MK3 GTI is pretty good, crank angle sensors play up (old age) as does the #30 power relay.
Engines generaly do big km's, might pay to get car inspection services to do a check if you're not mechanically inclined.
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Re: Cost to change cam belt-VW Golf MK3
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2010, 10:03:12 pm »
awsome thanks very much.. hope to test drive this weekend will be good to be back in a vag again

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Re: Cost to change cam belt-VW Golf MK3
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010, 10:04:22 pm »
Yep they are a nice drive too, have always liked them.
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Re: Cost to change cam belt-VW Golf MK3
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010, 10:44:41 pm »
i never hunted around for a good price when i first got my car 4 years ago...

paid $1200 to get belts and water pump done.......

i smell major ripp off

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Re: Cost to change cam belt-VW Golf MK3
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 10:59:14 pm »
Just a little yeah  ::)  ;)
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Re: Cost to change cam belt-VW Golf MK3
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2010, 11:30:58 am »
Without hijacking this thread too much, do the 2e motors have metal impeller water pumps too? i got quoted $750 to do belt, waterpump, idler n tensioner

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Re: Cost to change cam belt-VW Golf MK3
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2010, 12:18:33 pm »
yes they do, cambelt kit is around $100, waterpump around $120 and labour no more than 2-3 hours.
So yes 750 is very expensive.
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Re: Cost to change cam belt-VW Golf MK3
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2010, 10:54:34 pm »
vert... what kind of work do u have time to do.... if you can give me a list of things you are able to do then i would be very interested in getting it all done with you... ie my clutch is still on orginal with 161,000kms ... i would expect it to go away soon... cambelt was last changed at 90,000km so around 180,000 or 190,000km it would need changing ( drove 40km in 1 year so wont be too far away)......

thanks :)