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XC90 D5 Cambelt Change - Cost/Timing?

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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 18:44   #11
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hi drarif look for an se or se lux but watch for the tax brackets as some are 440 and some are 260 to tax if you have the reg you can go to the dvla site and do a vehicle check thier and it will tell you, shop around arnold clark in glasgow have a lovely 2008 se in grey for 16995 with 80k full history and i just saw a black se 07 with 100k on it go on ebay for 12k good luck gary
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2007 (07) black 2.5 D S (but full cream leather interior)Full volvo servie history one owner 68000 miles on clock
Asking 15K final price from a local showroom (MOT,TAX and 3 month warranty)

does it sound ok?
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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 20:26   #12
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Thanks Gary

2007 (07) black 2.5 D S (but full cream leather interior)Full volvo servie history one owner 68000 miles on clock
Asking 15K final price from a local showroom (MOT,TAX and 3 month warranty)

does it sound ok?
Presume you mean 2.4 D5 S & personally I like the cream leather option. Sounds reasonable, given the prices of others.

Good point Gary Austin...I get skelpted for the 460 tax I think it is now - gulp ! These things are nae cheap to run are they !
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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 20:37   #13
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I phoned a recommended indy in cowdenbeath last week to find out the price - it was 220+vat to do the timing belt and pulleys etc - using the official volvo parts.

Seemed reasonable.
too reasonable for:

Cambelt
Cambelt tensioner
Cambelt idler
Auxillary belt
Auxilary belt tensioner
Aux belt idler

1.5 - 2 hours labour .

Where are they cutting the corners ? The genuine parts alone are that kind of price .
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too reasonable for:

Cambelt
Cambelt tensioner
Cambelt idler
Auxillary belt
Auxilary belt tensioner
Aux belt idler

1.5 - 2 hours labour .

Where are they cutting the corners ? The genuine parts alone are that kind of price .
Why do you suggest the Aux belt tensioner and idler need to be changed?
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Why do you suggest the Aux belt tensioner and idler need to be changed?
Because that is when they are due to be changed , the same time as the cambelt , didnt the "specialist" tell you this? THESE are the parts which can fail and wrap around the cambelt and ruin the engine , The actual cambelt itself never breaks , it gets thrown off for one reason or another to do with Aux idler wheels failing . They do give plenty of warning by making noises however .
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Presume you mean 2.4 D5 S & personally I like the cream leather option. Sounds reasonable, given the prices of others.

Good point Gary Austin...I get skelpted for the 460 tax I think it is now - gulp ! These things are nae cheap to run are they !
Yep D5 S! bought it,PX for my 05 Reg "RE-NO" grand scenic, will be getting it tomorrow, my first volvo ever! hope for best, actually excited!

and it is K band so Tax 260 rather that 460
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Because that is when they are due to be changed , the same time as the cambelt , didnt the "specialist" tell you this? THESE are the parts which can fail and wrap around the cambelt and ruin the engine , The actual cambelt itself never breaks , it gets thrown off for one reason or another to do with Aux idler wheels failing . They do give plenty of warning by making noises however .
Not sure why you have the attitude towards me. I never spoke to a "specialist", so why would they tell me?
As you point out the aux pulley gives you plenty of notice (did on my V70 T5), and how does the aux belt get to the cam belt on the basis the cam cover etc protect it?
Can you also explain why you have a problem with any bulb that isn't sold by the main Volvo dealer as you have expressed in other posts?
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Yep D5 S! bought it,PX for my 05 Reg "RE-NO" grand scenic, will be getting it tomorrow, my first volvo ever! hope for best, actually excited!

and it is K band so Tax 260 rather that 460
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I ordered both belts and auxiliary bits from FRF yesterday and even with discount they are 196. I figured at 96k miles, based on what I've heard here, do the lot. I've a year Volvo warranty and didn't want to compromise that if at all possible. Still, pricey enough for discounted parts in tight times when diesel is the thick end of 1.50/litre.

Now my decision is to whether or not I do it myself or pay someone.... technically not hard to do but, with an auto, stopping the engine turning when opening the main pulley nut seems to be the tricky bit. Easy in an manual by getting someone to stand on the brakes. Unless I can get at the turning gear or fit a bracket of sorts on the other pulley nuts to stop it turning, I may resort to a local Indy I've been told about who's an ex Volvo man. For 100 it might be the best solution.
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too reasonable for:

Cambelt
Cambelt tensioner
Cambelt idler
Auxillary belt
Auxilary belt tensioner
Aux belt idler

1.5 - 2 hours labour .

Where are they cutting the corners ? The genuine parts alone are that kind of price .
Hi Clan

It was me! The indy was Ron Sealy in Cowdenbeath who seems to have some recommendations on here. He gave me a quick quote over the phone many months ago before I had an XC90 - so can't tell if it covered all of the above, but obviously looks like it didn't if parts are that price I'd imagine.

I can't recall exactly what the discussion involved, so it is now not fair to go on that price until speak to him again.

How much would all that be at a volvo dealer?
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