Changing timing belt on C5x7 2.0hdi 165

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mmatin
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Changing timing belt on C5x7 2.0hdi 165

Post by mmatin »

Hello,

Recently I got offer from Citroen dealer for changing Timing belt set and Drive belt with Tension roller. The price is cca 737 € which is little bit expensive.
What is strange, offer includes changing of the Camshaft seal and the Crankshaft seal. I wonder is this normal procedure or that's something what is not usual.

Car is C5 2.0hdi 165 2010.

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Re: Changing timing belt on C5x7 2.0hdi 165

Post by steveinfrance »

It sounds expensive to me, but I don't know what your labour rates are. In France, you would expect about 400-450€ depending on where you take it. Changing the crank and seals is a good insurance for you and for the garage, a leak later is a catastrophe ! Is he doing an oil and filter change at the same time ? Find out the price of the parts elsewhere, and then you will know how much he is charging.

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Re: Changing timing belt on C5x7 2.0hdi 165

Post by mmatin »

Offer doesn't include oil and filter change. I have found orginal Timing belt set on ebay for 150€ with shipping. Dealer price is around 300 €, which is double. So yes, I will search and buy parts by myself and let dealer to do changing.

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Re: Changing timing belt on C5x7 2.0hdi 165

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Do make sure you get quality parts! The timing belt is such a critical thing that can wreck your car if it goes. Citroen use 'Gates' belts - so make do make sure you are happy with any alternatives.

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Re: Changing timing belt on C5x7 2.0hdi 165

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Marc, I'm aiming the timing belt set from the link you posted in another topic. Although belt is not Gates, description says it's genuine kit.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TIMING-CAMBE ... 2260584559

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Re: Changing timing belt on C5x7 2.0hdi 165

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That's a good buy and is the correct part for the complete kit with water pump. The kit is sold by Citroen for: £220.75, so that's a £100 saving or equivalent where you are.

Good find.