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Hi there I have a 2015 Audi A4 2.0tdi what sort of price can I expect to pay for belt and water pump change 

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Hello Col,

There is sort of good news, not so good news, and bad news. 

Good news first:- My advice with these things is to first get quotes from two different main dealers and an independent. You may already have done that, but if not, the good news is I have sort of done it for you, since we have a family member with a similar year car, and we are about to do that one. Continuing the ‘good!’ news, the main dealer quote was £595! The the ‘not so good news’ is that does not include the water pump renewal! ‘Including the water pump Sir?’ That will be £740. 

Why so high? Whole front of the car has to come off (well on this diesel one anyway) as I understand it, inc. radiator, air con., etc. 

In my book Col, there is one thing far more important in terms of getting this critical application done, than price. This isn’t a price is king job, but it is certainly a parts-quality is king job. 

If you shop around for best prices then you will certainly beat the above, but you are likely to end up with Brand X aftermarket parts being used and most certainly in terms of the water pump, you could well find yourself in significant difficulties by using an aftermarket one rather than a genuine VAG one, or even leaving your original one unchanged. 

If you are still intent on going down the most competitive price route, then there is only one aftermarket make I would use, but I would not (in caps) use their water pumps in preference to the VAG ones. 

Cost of VAG parts? If you are genuinely interested in buying the parts at discount, then I can advise you on where to try - I’m currently awaiting today’s delivery of the parts- but to be quite honest, I would not want these good folks bothered by just-as-a-matter-of-interest quotes. 

Apologies Col, if some of the main dealer quotes are known to you, but we have to assume they are not since you haven’t shared this information - and indeed quotes can vary from one dealer to another, and it’s always good to know of regional variations. 

Wherabouts are you Col? Location -England. 

Perhaps you can let us know what your experiences were which led you to ask this good question.

Kind regards,

Gareth. 

 

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My local VAG specialist mechanic quoted £350 for belt and water pump replacement using VAG parts on my 2016 A4 2.0 TDI (sorry I can't recall if that was VAT inclusive).

@Crp46 you posted this a few months ago. Have you had the belt/pump replaced yet?

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Blinking heck Conal - that’s cheap. 

Guestimafe:- VAG timing belt kit - c£140 ish. Waterpump £70 ish. So labour about £140. 

Wondered if they actually subsequently did it for you for that price ,or just give you that as a quote.

Kind regards,

Gareth. 

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It's a quote I got last week, I'll be getting it done along with the next service in April 2021.

They are very reliable local garage with a great reputation so I don't doubt the quote, obviously the proof will be when I get the final bill. My Dad used them for all work on his A6 Allroad during the 10 years he had it.

I thought it a great price too, the same job on my Insignia last year was £406 inc VAT (at main dealer incl water pump).

I'll post an update when it's done. 

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