April 28, 2011, 5:14 pm
I have been emailing around this afternoon getting quotes to get the timing belt done. heres one line from Jennings Ford:
"The cost of replacing it including the associated items (belt, inc kit) would be £199.70 plus VAT = £239.64"
is this a good deal, fellas at work say "dealer? you sure?" followed by "jump it mate"
whats your thoughts guys?
April 28, 2011, 5:25 pm
That's a good price I think, I got a close friend mechanic to do my dads escort and that cost £200
April 28, 2011, 5:59 pm
I've only ever had the timing belt done on one car, that was on a Mondeo back in 2003 or maybe 04 I think, an independent and if I remember right it was £250.
If Jennings will do it for that price I would definitely accept their offer. Artscot reckons they [Ford] give them a long guarantee to boot.
April 28, 2011, 6:24 pm
yeah thats what making me go to dealer, in the past i got a timing belt done but the garage did it wrong and cause loads of grief...the genuine parts and labour (of someone who knows the engine) and if the parts fail due to being faulty or workmanship it will all be covered. peice of mind comes into aswell, so i know its been done, if that makes sense.
April 29, 2011, 7:56 am
Definitely looks a good deal, when I was up there, my parents used to use Jennings in Hartlepool, as a Dealer they were excellent. They used to do all the servicing on the cars, sued to look after his 1993 Proton, 95 Mondeo, my 95 Citroen AX and my mothers 00 Citroen Saxo. They were great and always a fair price - wish I could say the same about some of the dealers round here...
May 3, 2011, 2:12 pm
just an update. emailed them back to book it in before the 12th...people say its a little early, but from reading horror stories and having peice of mind, especially from not knowing the cars history i'd say its well worth it. ill post up the booking and results for your reference
May 12, 2011, 11:53 am
right got my car timing belt sorted on the 10th...and well the results are pretty good. the car now sounds a little smoother and people say they cannot hear that ticking noise!
now i have piece of mind, knowing its been done and warranty for the timing belt now exists.
May 12, 2011, 12:07 pm
Sorted, and at a bargain price
May 12, 2011, 1:48 pm
i was dreading it asking a dealer for the price of a timing belt kit renewal...last time i asked, it was a peugeot dealer, they wanted £400 for the priveledge. £240 can hardly complain, especially to that compared to a new engine if it goes.
May 12, 2011, 2:40 pm
Wish mine was that cheap. My RS is a timing chain, over £400 for the bits apparently
May 13, 2011, 9:20 am
This is what i paid for Timing belt & water pump plus fitting at Hendy Ford in Romsey
1 timing belt, tensioner & pully £134.63
1 Water Pump kit £117.08
Total labour for both those parts was £101
Total £352.71 which isnt bad.....then theres the old VAT
So total including VAT is £422.71
May 13, 2011, 12:39 pm
vinny - i didnt know you need to replace a chain, thought it was just adjusting that needed doing every now and again. i knew it was defo for a belt to be replaced. everyday's a school day. loving the RS's like, was loads at a malton meet a few weeks back, fell in love with them straight away
apj - can never love that VAT enough can ya
then again i suppose its the same though, happy its done and knowing your safe(ish) as its dealer fitted etc. tbh i would be happy paying £400 than a few thousand maybe for a new engine or car!
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