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    Thread: Cost to replace timing chain???

    1. 09-28-2008 11:08 PM #1

      I have a 97 VR6 manual tranny, and I need to replace my timing chain. I use my car as a daily driver and my car has got about 95k. How much should I expect to pay for installation/labor? I think I saw a special in the forum for a timing chain set for about $500, I forgot where I saw it here in the forums. Also, since I'm doing the timing chain, I guess it would make sense to do a clutch change and tune up, since mechanics will be tinkering with the engine. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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      09-29-2008 12:08 AM #2
      I replaced the timing chain, the clutch, the steering boot with parts it cost me about $1200

      my mechanic charged me for parts at least twice to 3 times more than buying them online.




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    3. 09-29-2008 12:19 AM #3
      Timing chain kit - 169.95 from MJM.

      If you can do it yourself all you need to do is add the cost of new oil and filter. And you might as well do the rear main seal too. But that's like 5 bucks.

      I have heard really good mechanics charging 8 shop hrs all the way up to 20. My local rate is like 70 bux/hr. Math = many dollars. There is a good write up and it's not a hard procedure, it's just time consuming.


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      09-29-2008 09:03 AM #4
      im probly 5 hours from the city now, if you want to drive up to me i do the work. and for probly half the labor costs

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      09-29-2008 06:00 PM #5
      ~OEM TIMING CHAIN KITS FOR ALL 12V VR6 APPLICATIONS - FROM $169.95 WITH FREE SHIPPING~


    6. 09-29-2008 08:23 PM #6
      i say if u plan on doing your timing chain, might as well put in an lsd, leight weight flywheel, and stronger clutch...IMO thats just me

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      09-30-2008 01:40 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by eUroFlAsH »
      i say if u plan on doing your timing chain, might as well put in an lsd, leight weight flywheel, and stronger clutch...IMO thats just me

      ...and compared to a timing chain kit, might as well take out a second mortgage, too!


    8. 09-30-2008 02:03 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by jess@mjm »

      ...and compared to a timing chain kit, might as well take out a second mortgage, too!

      it's not all that bad..


    9. 09-30-2008 02:30 AM #9
      I am in the same boat. My chains need to be replaced and every quote I've gotten is at least $1000 or more so I am going to do them myself. There is a very good write-up here on the tex and the kits aren't that expensive. Here is a link to the cheapest I've seen it.

      http://www.corradoparts.com/pr...=1041


    10. 09-30-2008 07:24 PM #10
      The dealer in my area quoted me a starting price of $1500.

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      09-30-2008 08:05 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by TheWETZ »
      The dealer in my area quoted me a starting price of $1500.

      Well that is your first problem right there. Do not go to the dealer. Ask around for a trusted VW mechanic, if you do not feel so inclinded to do the job yourself. However, be prepared to pay up as it is no matter what having someone else doing it an expensive job...

      ~Patrick


    12. 09-30-2008 10:19 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by meadxc2 »

      Well that is your first problem right there. Do not go to the dealer. Ask around for a trusted VW mechanic, if you do not feel so inclinded to do the job yourself. However, be prepared to pay up as it is no matter what having someone else doing it an expensive job...

      ~Patrick

      I did end up changing it myself for around $250. I work on vehicles for fun but I was curios as what the dealer would charge and it was outrageous.
      So I agree with finding a certified VW mechanic and save some money.


    13. 05-25-2012 01:00 PM #13
      Hi guys,

      VW Touareg V6 3.6L Auto. 2007 67,000 miles

      Check engine light on and mechanic told me big problem and could be a $6,000 repair.

      Googling around I've found a lot of problems with the gears and VW America basically told me to take a jump.

      I'm based in NYC, anyone know any good independent mechanics that could do a repair for me?

      Thanks in advance

      Mike

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      05-27-2012 04:51 PM #14
      super old thread, but ill point ya in the right direction before shear chaos breaks out lol. go into the regional forums, find your region and make a post in there with what you are inquiring. im sure someone in your regionals will know of someone that is near you and able to help.

      good luck.

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