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Timing Belt Change

Just been quoted almost $1400.00 for a timing belt change by the ocal Alfa Romeo dealer, not a happy camper , it is as if I am buying a Ferrari for heaven's sake. The car is a 2000 Spider ts with almost 47,000 KM on the odometer, can I wait until 50,000 or 55,000 KM to change the belt?

What else should I change with this service? Besides changing all other belts, is there anything else I should request while the car is in the shop?

On another subject matter, how long do the clutches typically last on these cars? At these service rates, I pray that they can last until at least 100,000 Kilometers.

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Re: Timing Belt Change

Best to get it changed, its 7 years old. It would be normal to change the tensioner as well. The other common job is a new variator not due on mileage but again after 7 years its probably worth doing now. They're all part of the same procedure so doing it now is a lot easier than leaving it.

It would also be worth flushing the engine oil at the same time and replacing with a good synthetic. TS like good quality oil and the variator is especially sensetive.

Yes its the biggy you've hit and its always a bit painful.

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I'd get the belt done now, its cheaper than a new engine
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Re: Timing Belt Change

Is your a V6 otr TS? We expect to pay £450-500 from an indie for the full works, belts tensioners viariatoor and pump etc. Thats about $1000 USD? Main dealer would be about half as much again. ie $1500

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Yup, that is what the dealership is asking for the full job.... I thought it was a lot, considering that my Toyotas cost me about a third of that at the dealer
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Yeah but look on the bright side fella its only once every three years! Dont forget thats a quote for belts, tensioners, variator and water pump, the Toyota's just a belt I expect?

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i have just been quoted £600 for full belt change including all the other bits as well.considering we are tax free here i find that a bit steep.it was the main dealer tho.........
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If its a main dealer and it was over here it would be a steal!!!!
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