<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by mdj.1:
<strong>The parts from EB (belts x 3, tensioners x2, variator, valve cover seals and the all important cam locking tools) - around £200 plus some bits from alfa (variator bearings and cam shaft seals - around £20, plus some other bits (thread lock, engine cleaner/carb cleaner, flushing oil, engine oil, filter and spark plugs) - around £100.
Didn't change the water pump in the end, seemed in good condition on closer inspection. Just a point, the report which linked from a previous thread 'DIY' is very helpful and accurate for other do it your selfers.
Took the best part of Sat and Sunday to finish although I was cleaning as I go!
Also worthy of comment, inside the valve cover and around the cams was caked in burnt oil (not like the inside of engines on those old Castrol GTX adverts). Reckon the longevity of recommended oils (Selenia for instance) is great for the convenience but I worry that it ****s up you engine because it's in there too long. May be contributing to variator failure in the long run because this is oil fed. I generally use a good quality fully synthetic and change it once every few months - I do cover a few miles though!
Good luck anybody who tries this - give me a shout if you've got any questions!
Sorry no pics, the digital camera was away on hols!
Mike</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Im hoping to do exactly the same work on my gtv soon, dont suppose i can lend the cam locking tool off you - Im close to Chester? Did EB give you a discount? EB parts work out at £230 for me without the cam locking tool.