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#1 SqumSqum

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 10:08 PM

Picked my Pic up today after the replacement internal heater /cooling fan was fitted and enquired about a forthcoming cambelt service.

£240.00 was mentioned.

Is this good or a rip off?

Waiting,,,,

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 10:15 PM

i think that sounds like a good deal last time i saw a price for that it was £331

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 02:50 AM

North Wales? Slaters of Ruthin quoted £200.

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 09:10 AM

Independent garage (Citroen specialist) charges £145 for a cambelt service. Garage located in White Lund Industrial Estate, Lancaster. This is a one-man-band operation but he knows his stuff.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 09:27 AM

Independent garage (Citroen specialist) charges £145 for a cambelt service. Garage located in White Lund Industrial Estate, Lancaster. This is a one-man-band operation but he knows his stuff.


I would be interested in knowing the name of this garage as living in Lancaster I could do with checking this out as I am near my 75000 service and Citroen dealer quoting £450 to complete.

Any chance of supplying please?

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 11:06 PM

Not Picasso, but Synergie - my local dealer quoting £245, local independent garage quoting £360 - guess where I'm going .....

I'm quite happy to save megabucks by changing my own oil every 6k miles (its a TD not HDi) - but 245 for a cambelt looks very reasonable to me.

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 11:55 PM

You must consider who's going to be the best buy if things went wrong 2/3 months after your belt was changed, also make sure all drive belts are changed.

Cambelts and other drive belts are much more reliable these days, you dont really hear of people having belts go do you? Also always make sure they replace any followers / tensioners at the same time.

Prevention is better than cure! :det:

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 06:18 AM

Is this the timing belt you are all on about?

If so, just been given 2 quotes for mine to get done (70k miles). Citroen & Peugeot guy who services the car - £150 for the full kit (belt, tensioners, etc) and my neighbour at home (who has his own garage) also said £150 for the full kit.

Both of these include fitting. It is booked in to get done on Monday.


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Posted 19 September 2005 - 01:22 PM

Just got the car back - the guy changed the belt, etc., and gave me the old belt back. Doesn't look like much wear on it (I'll post pics if people want). My Pic is the 2.0 HDI and it has 75k on the clock.

Total price came to £140 including fitting for the full kit.


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Posted 12 January 2006 - 04:48 PM

That time is approaching.

Though I've few complaints about the workmanship of Langford / Lythgoe CitroŽn they do quote £260 + VAT (=£305) which is a tad steep.

Any recommendations for CitroŽn independents in Manchester or West Yorkshire?
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Posted 01 May 2006 - 12:15 PM

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Where is the location of this dealer/chap? Im in berkshire

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 08:08 PM

Fitshase

Where is the location of this dealer/chap? Im in berkshire

Romford, Essex:-

(taken from Yellow Pages online - search for Name=Citroen, Location=Romford)

Citroen & Peugeot Centre
Hubbinet Industrial Estate,
Hainult Rd,
Collier Row,
Romford,
Essex
RM5 3EY

Tel: 01708 745995


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Posted 28 October 2006 - 12:28 PM

Independent garage (Citroen specialist) charges £145 for a cambelt service. Garage located in White Lund Industrial Estate, Lancaster. This is a one-man-band operation but he knows his stuff.



Reply I would be very worried at £145 because you cannot do it for that kind of money its a three hour job to do properly. Give them wide berth myself. There is cheap and cheap.
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 11:03 AM

Romford, Essex:-

(taken from Yellow Pages online - search for Name=Citroen, Location=Romford)

Citroen & Peugeot Centre
Hubbinet Industrial Estate,
Hainult Rd,
Collier Row,
Romford,
Essex
RM5 3EY

Tel: 01708 745995
Ross


Wow! That is a good price! Was you pleased with the job, as in everything is ok? I'm thinking of getting mine changed and am only down the road in Basildon so will probably use him if you're satisfied with the job?

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 12:29 PM

Reply I would be very worried at £145 because you cannot do it for that kind of money its a three hour job to do properly. Give them wide berth myself. There is cheap and cheap.
John


It does say that he is a Citroen Service Agent.
If they are a one man operation maybe they can do the work for that much. They have probably done dozens and can do it quicker than three hours and a lower hourly rate. Not every company charges the full mark up on the parts that they have to fit.
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 11:11 AM

Quoted £300 for the service and Cambelt. £200 without the cambelt. Turned out the Pic ate it's waterpump a week later so got the waterpump, cam belt and tensioner almost under a single warranty claim.

And no I'm not impressed with the dealer (Stony Statford).

1. My C5 turned out to be an import from Ireland so there was no Citroen warranty on it. Mind you the dealer who did the work kicked up such a fuss with Citroen they made the dealer pay for the repairs.

2. Seems to be the highest service people around - with little or no service / customer care. They forgot to return my warranty paperwork so posted it out with no postage. Fined a £1 by the Royal Mail for their laziness.

3. Sales showroom don't want to sell you anything. Looking at a C6, an X-Crosser and a C4-Pic. No interest at all - too busy texting each other.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:28 PM

They forgot to return my warranty paperwork so posted it out with no postage. Fined a £1 by the Royal Mail for their laziness.


A bit like Reg Vardy (now Evans Halshaw, Stockton on Tees) They managed to loose my service book. It took them 6 weeks to supply a replacement which had no proof any any previous servicing by any dealer.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:30 PM

North Wales? Slaters of Ruthin quoted £200.

Macclesfield independant garage full service £180 .00 inc vat and parts 1.8 SX Xreg 74000 on clock :D

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 02:39 PM

my picasso has done 148k miles, the timing belt was changed in 2004 at 91k miles, am not sure whether it should be done again now (after 60k) or ok to leave for now as I have heard needs doing every 100k??

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 03:25 PM

Romford, Essex:-

(taken from Yellow Pages online - search for Name=Citroen, Location=Romford)

Citroen & Peugeot Centre
Hubbinet Industrial Estate,
Hainult Rd,
Collier Row,
Romford,
Essex
RM5 3EY

Tel: 01708 745995
Ross


Anyone else used this place. I'm rapidly approaching 100k now and need toget this sorted. I'd prefer to use a place someone else recommends....