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Just trying to factor costs into my purchase. Two quick questions if i may. on the GTS-T when are the cambelt changes due?

Secondly how much does it cost roughly? My impreza cost me a grand to do last year. Will i be paying similar or more?

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It cost me £78 labour to have my cambelt changed at a proper garage and MOT station, Kevlar reinforced belt was more at around £100!

Of course if you go to some backstreet hack who sees only the skyline badge and not the job time required the sky could be the limit. It will also cost more at a Skyline specialists in most cases, but even then only around £300 including belt.

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Cambelt change

Chief long shin if you are going to replace the cambelt, I would reccommend
replacing the water pump at the same time. I have done a couple and i
used "BLUEPRINT"parts, belt, tensioner,idler and water pump came in at
about £140-£150, expect to pay for 3-4 hours labour.
If you are not shy at having a go yourself there is a link on here somewhere.
Its actually a pretty straightforward job.
 

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the belt shoule be done every 100k as stated on the cam cover,
slight hijack has anyone the part numbers for the idler and water pump??
**** i can give you the "BLUEPRINT" numbers as follows
waterpump/ADN19153 price-£69.00
timing belt/ADN17528 price-£30.00
tensioner/ADN17619 price-£35.00

i wont put up the idler part number because i had to exchange it
and i am not sure which number is the correct one,
all prices given include my discount at my local motor factor
so you can probably add 10-20% to them plus VAT
hope this helps
lee.
 

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100,000 kilometres or 5 years, last one i changed looked to be original
on a 94 r33, i couldnt get it of quick enough ! it was the water pump
that started leaking with the previous owner, and he had been assured
that the belt had been done by a dealer. trust no one.
 

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trust no one.
If you aren't 100% sure when it was done, get it done! Piece of mind and all that. As has been said - not a hard job, any old garage can do them. I got water pump and tensioners from ebay for about £100, belts for about £50 and fitting was another £60. Can't believe you paid a grand to get the job done on your impreza! :eek:
 

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I cant believe the skyline is so cheap to do lol.

The scoob i had to have all the power steering pump, radiator, air con unit taken out. Subaru wanted over £500 for belts and tensioners but i found them for about £150 in the end through Graham Goode.

The there was labour of putting it all back together, air con regassing and a £1000 bill.

That was parts on the cheap and my friends dad doing it on the cheap at his garage.

Bring on a skyline cambelt change i say lol.

Thanks for the above though - i thought it would be easier with it being an in line 6 rather than a flat four :)
 

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my scooby cost £900 and took four hours, but for that i got exedy clutch, flywheel, cambelt and all timing belts done, and that was by a scooby specialist, i nkow the cambelt on a scooby is a bit of an arse, but it sounds like you got your pants pulled down on that one!

I've found that skyline ownership is cheaper than scooby ownership, mainly because the scooby is more of a fragile car. welcome to skyline ownership!
 

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The scoob engine is way harder to work on than the RB25!!! Major problem is the lack of space in the impreza engine bay.

Once you remove the rad fan and shroud on the Skyline, you'll be greeted to a cavern's worth of space!! None of the pumps need to be removed on the RB on cambelt changes and only the auxillary belts, rad fan and timing covers need to be removed for the change.. The PS pump removal alone on the scoobs is pain in the a%se !!!!!

The GTS is one of the easiest cars to work on... Got a mate to help and we removed the turbo on Friday in around 20 mins.

Any mechanic that charges big bucks to work your car just because it's a Skyline needs to be shot!!

Good luck with the new purchase!!



I cant believe the skyline is so cheap to do lol.

The scoob i had to have all the power steering pump, radiator, air con unit taken out. Subaru wanted over £500 for belts and tensioners but i found them for about £150 in the end through Graham Goode.

The there was labour of putting it all back together, air con regassing and a £1000 bill.

That was parts on the cheap and my friends dad doing it on the cheap at his garage.

Bring on a skyline cambelt change i say lol.

Thanks for the above though - i thought it would be easier with it being an in line 6 rather than a flat four :)
 

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I cant believe the skyline is so cheap to do lol.

The scoob i had to have all the power steering pump, radiator, air con unit taken out. Subaru wanted over £500 for belts and tensioners but i found them for about £150 in the end through Graham Goode.

The there was labour of putting it all back together, air con regassing and a £1000 bill.

That was parts on the cheap and my friends dad doing it on the cheap at his garage.

Bring on a skyline cambelt change i say lol.

Thanks for the above though - i thought it would be easier with it being an in line 6 rather than a flat four :)
Its because skylines are for cool guys, and subaru's are for ................
 

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I couldn't agree more DrLine... if I see one more blue scooby with gold wheels covered in rally stickers I'm going to scream! :funny: :funny:
 
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