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Can anybody tell me how much I can expect to pay to get the cambelt/variator replaced on my 147 2.0ts?

Even better if you can recommend somewhere in the Derbyshire/South Yorks area to get it done.

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I paid 380 (inc VAT) for mine at an independent.


'Fraid it was down south, tho'


Edit: that didn't include the variator (which would have been another 60 on top)
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400-450 ish from an independant.
700 + from a main dealer.

These guys get good reviews:
PEAK ALFA, Aston Industrial Estate, Parsons Lane, Hope, Hope Valley,
Derbyshire, S33 6RB. Tel: 01433 623050 http://www.peakalfa.co.uk/
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There are a number of parts that you might as well replace at the same time - are those included in that price Rick?
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Re: Cambelt + Variator

how difficult is it to do the job yourself..i would definitely have a go with my mate (he was a time served mechanic back in the 70's) but he doesn't know much about variators..

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There are a number of parts that you might as well replace at the same time - are those included in that price Rick?
That should get both belts (2.0), both pulley/tensioners, variator and gasket replaced. You can also do a third drive belt and the water pump if you really want to.

Or you could just stick a new engine in.
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Re: Cambelt + Variator

Toffeemandog,

If he knows how to change a cambelt, no probs. What he needs to do the job properly, is the cam locking tools and the piston tdc gauge, as the 16V engine have no timing marks. (Do a search on this site, as a few members hire them out for a few quids) Change all belts and all pulleys, dont be a cheapskate, and if in doubt, change the waterpump too. Whether the variator needs to be changed too, wind the window down and check for startup noise. It's not hard either as it's just screwed onto the inlet cam. Not tricky at all. If in doubt just pm me.

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Thanks for the info, I'll give Peak alfa a ring in the morning.

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Last 145 QV I did came to about 450. That included timing belt, balance belt, guide pulleys, tensioner, variator and auxilliary drive belt.

I don't think that the variator needs to be done every time, but it depends on mileage completed, use and whether you want to take a bit of a gamble. A duff variator shouldn't damage the engine, it will just sound hellish.
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