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Old 15-01-2004   #1
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Cam Belt Change for a 20V Coop

Im in need of information... my coop is coming up for a cam belt change and the main dealer where i bought the car has quoted me £800 as it is an engine out job. (Excuse me whilst i get up as ive passed out again!!)

I know that PowerFiat quotes £399 for the same job, but as i have now moved from Basildon to South Wales, I was wondering if anyone has any information of similar places to PowerFiat but nearer to where i live.

Any suggestions???


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sorry
but I have the same problem in the Leicester area
anyone have any info as I have also been quoted 700 plus the dealers recomend a water pump making a total of £800



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Hi,

Sorry I can't help with specific dealers. After shopping around for a bit I managed to get a price of £677 for mine.

Good Luck:D

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Here's the good news... after spending an evening hunting around forums and links I eventually found a place in Cardiff by the name of Alpha & Yapps that are a specialists in dealing with Alpha's and Fiats. They qouted me £450 which sounds good to me and have had reports from other customers of theirs and they are all good.

If you have trouble finding anything on this forum, check the forum listed in my signature as it is purely for us Coop owners...

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have a try at 07768500996
this place advertised on the autotrader site at 95quid for a service and 275quid for a 20v belt change plus vat and parts i expect
down side its in Warrington but worth a try
let us know standards of service etc if anyone up there uses them

I have not used them myself so cannot recommend or endorse the work
but fiat coup work at mondeo price has got to be worth a look

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Watch out for garages offering cheap cam belts on 5 cylinder engines.
Make sure the garage is setting up timing with the correct cam locks and crankshaft with a dial gauge.
If not fuel consumption, performance and even phase sensor faults are all on the cards.

sorry I cant help with any specific garages, good luck.
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hi
I collected my 20v turb a week ago
from a local who has replaced the belt for 300 quid all in I am not sure how it was clamped or set up but it still goes like stink
and appears to be asit was before if anyone out there is intertested
e me with your details and I will pas them on to him.
I am in Leicester

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To keep you all updated, had my baby serviced, cam belt changed and mot'd @ alpha & yapps.

The work they did was outstanding. Had a lot done, to the fact that i ended up laying out £1000[xx(], but I had every little thing made right and she runs like a dream, in actual fact better! :D

So if you are in the Cardiff area, check them out. Should not really give them a shout out cos they are not offering me a discount for doing it, but hey, what the heck!!

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Re: Cam Belt Change for a 20V Coop

Just a quick warning to anyone doing the cam belt. There are places doing it for between 300 and 400 quid but it is well worth paying an extra 100 to change pulleys and water pump at the same time. Experienced Fiat mechanics usually carry this out as part of the procedure. For the small addition in cost it is well worth doing because the tensioners are not the most reliable and sadly require the engine to be removed as does the water pump.
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Re: Cam Belt Change for a 20V Coop

Yep, good point andymezza. Such preventative measures are took at places like powerfiat, It would be stupid to carry out the cambelt and not get these parts changed, only to have engine failure the month after
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Re: Cam Belt Change for a 20V Coop

i wish id found this site last month i had to pay 879 pounds to have my cam belt replaced and now i need a new clutch any quotes for a new clutch on a 20vturbo t reg would be welcome what do i know im a woman need proper help from reliable fiat coupe lovers instead of rip off mechanics from expensive dealerships, id like to know how you all got yours so cheap yet everywhere else its a very expensive job ? help im skint and just want to drive my car again
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Re: Cam Belt Change for a 20V Coop

Quote Originally Posted by janzababe
i wish id found this site last month i had to pay 879 pounds to have my cam belt replaced and now i need a new clutch any quotes for a new clutch on a 20vturbo t reg would be welcome what do i know im a woman need proper help from reliable fiat coupe lovers instead of rip off mechanics from expensive dealerships, id like to know how you all got yours so cheap yet everywhere else its a very expensive job ? help im skint and just want to drive my car again
Speak to Roger at www.powerfiat.co.uk (based in Essex). He'll sort you out.
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Re: Cam Belt Change for a 20V Coop

This might be of help - it lists a load of Coupe specialists and locations on a map - Coupe Specialist List and locations
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