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joe sharpe
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On a vehicle of that age it's basically uneconomical to get it done at a garage, if I was you I'd have a go myself - no better way to learn than trying! Either that or I'd be lazy and leave it a bit longer (then probably a bit longer) With the hope that when it does go snap that a. I'm not too far away and b. that it will only do minor damage, and c. that if it does do major damage I should be able to pick up another 200tdi for about £250.

The only thing that would make it really worthwhile would be if you need to rely on the vehicle.

All my opinion.

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I charge £150 for a 300tdi and £180 for a 200 - the 200 is a bit more involved, water pump etc and you need to top-up the coolant once everything is all back together.

Lee

Could you move to Cheshire & do mine please Lee!

I've been quoted £250 for the 300tdi from an independent and £300 from an indie specialist.

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any one know someone in the DT9 ( dorset,sherborne area) that could do this for me 300TDI auto discovery at this sort of price.

paul

Paul,

If you fancy a trip over to Somerset anytime I'll do it for you. I can maybe get his Royal Hairiness the Lovejoy to come over and drink my coffee while he takes the mick help.... ;)

How's things with you...?

Matt

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Been quoted £200 by one independent, and £300 by another who quickly said that the price would increase if any bolts were stuck.

Quite a difference in price for 15 miles as the crow flies.

This is for a defender with a 200tdi.

Ended up buying the bits and the tools I didn't have that made the job easier (viscous fan spanner, locking kit, bendy torque wrench) and a second hand radiator for £25 rather than a brand new one, cost me less than £200 all in and I have shiny new tools in my toolbox. Depending on what tools you have already, it could cost you more or less.

The change engine theory works too, as long as the timing belt in the new engine has been changed recently ;)

It really isn't that difficult a job if you are moderately mechanically minded and don't mind following instructions carefully. Mine took a fair bit of time due to the radiator's condition and difficult bolts to remove though, so be prepared to invest time and effort into it.

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Paul,

If you fancy a trip over to Somerset anytime I'll do it for you. I can maybe get his Royal Hairiness the Lovejoy to come over and drink my coffee while he takes the mick help.... ;)

How's things with you...?

Matt

cheers matt might well take you up on that once i have sorted out the other probs

busy at the mo currently working in birmingham so away all week

hence not really got the time to do things like this

paul

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  • 2 months later...
i was wondering if anyone could help with some idea on the price that a garage will charge to replace a timing belt on my h reg 200tdi discovery,as i dont feel confident enough to tackle that job .

cheers joe.

well had belt kit put on today well chuffed only £100.00 :P:P only a couple of jobs left to do now cheers for all the help i have received since joining the forum

cheers joe.

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