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I am looking at a 1992 16v GTI that needs a water pump. Does $700 seems high to you guys? But this was the quote. Potterman has the pump for $50.00 and the the timing parts for a total of $55.00.

I am not that familiar with the A2, so any advice from the pro's would be appreciated.
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Re: $700 for a water pump, and timing chain!?!?!?!? (Scirocco53)

timing belts run from $200 to $500 in labor at any shop.
 

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Re: $700 for a water pump, and timing chain!?!?!?!? (1987&2001Jettas)

$18 for the belt and about 2.5 hours of labor...just did mine last weekend
 

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Re: $700 for a water pump, and timing chain!?!?!?!? (AceOvSpadez)

A reputable VW shop should be able to do a timing belt for no more than $200 labor the belt is about $25 as is the tensioner. $700 seems awful high to me for relatively simple procedures. My best advice would be invest some money in a Bently manual and time in learning how to do these types of things on your own. You will save yourself alot of $$$ in the future. Shops run about $70 an hour so it can add up fast.
 

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Re: $700 for a water pump, and timing chain!?!?!?!? (Dr StrangeDub)

Sorry

I just changed my waterpump timing belt seals on my 92 Jetta Gli for 300.00 I bought the parts. Waterpump with assembly for 45.00 at InterAuto Belt for 7.00 bucks ans seals for 1.00 each. You are getting rippppppped Offfffff....


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Re: $700 for a water pump, and timing chain!?!?!?!? (jettaglia2)

Nope.......... just ordered my Bentley tonight.
And if I screw it up, I guess, I will be calling DubWerks! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
And if I am there........ hmmmm new cams would be nice, maybe a 50mm intake.

Comments to wife " but honey.... this car is rare, and this will only increase it's value!!"
Just might work
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Re: $700 for a water pump, and timing chain!?!?!?!? (Dr StrangeDub)

Is this a quote from the dealer???
At the shop I bring it to, I paid $280 for a new timing belt, basically all the cam seals and gaskets and a new distributor cap. When I had my water pump replaced on my other GLI it was only about $130.
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Re: $700 for a water pump, and timing chain!?!?!?!? (2035cc16v)

I took it to my friends and he did it for $100, at a dealer in town they were charging me $125 to change it, the funny thing it was a NISSAN dealer.
 
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