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how much should this cost?

hello peeps, need some advise please, recently brought a 98 156 sp3 2.0 t spark(i love it why have i been driving german and jap tin boxes for 16 years) the body and running gear all mint only prob is noisy engine have a good friend in a parts shop and got timing belt kit, balance belt kit,water pump and variator. ive heard selinia oil is the way to go with t sparks should i get it changed to that too? now for the question......does any1 know how much the labour should be on all that, any help would be great dont fancy gettin ripped off thanks all atb
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When I do a belt change I take it slowly and carefully, and take about 4 hours.....but a regular mechanic who does the job frequently would probably do it in half the time....

Cheapest quotes for the job are usually about 330 including parts, usually quite a bit more, so that may give you an indication of what labour charges can be......

But it really depends on what the local labour rate is in your area. You aren't a million miles away from Paul (Aforalfa) in Aylesbury - he comes well recommended for these jobs....
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Three hours at 50 per hour labour max.Any more than that you have been to a main dealer or your indie thinks your a sucker.The job is simple to an expert.I know an Alfa specialist who changes these at 100 labour.
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