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    Thread: 24v VR6 Timing Chain Change Prices

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      09-25-2011 09:19 AM #1
      So i've searched a bit and havent really found much. I'm looking for a price range of how much a shop should charge to do the timing chains in a 24v. If you've had yours done, how much did it cost? If you work at a shop/dealership, how much would they charge?

      Just posting a price with a brief description of the specific work done would be great. Thanks in advance.
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      09-25-2011 12:42 PM #2
      Gonna be pricey because the transmission has to come out.Might as well have the clutch done too good luck

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      09-25-2011 02:18 PM #3
      Yeah i know its gonna be expensive. I just want a ball park of how much it will be so 1; i know how much to save up and 2; i dont get ripped off at the shop.
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      09-25-2011 04:09 PM #4
      well cali shop prices are a bit steep. average around 80-90HR.
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      09-25-2011 05:03 PM #5
      cost me about 1500 in Canada before tax.... replaced all guides, tensioner, and chains

      word of advice.... get them to change the slave cylinder while they have the tranny out. After I paid good money to the mechanic I had to drop my tranny myself 2 weeks after the chains were done because the slave cylinder popped. It's cheap insurance... slave cylinder isn't that expensive and it's better to do it all at once...

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      09-25-2011 06:26 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by 24vGTiVR6 View Post
      word of advice.... get them to change the slave cylinder while they have the tranny out. After I paid good money to the mechanic I had to drop my tranny myself 2 weeks after the chains were done because the slave cylinder popped. It's cheap insurance... slave cylinder isn't that expensive and it's better to do it all at once...
      Good to know, thanks. I was thinkin i'd do the clutch while it's in there so the slave cylinder shouldnt be bad either.
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      09-28-2011 11:38 AM #7
      Oh thats a good Idea. Do the Slave Cylinder.. and maybe the input shaft seal on the Tranny too.

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      09-29-2011 12:37 PM #8
      slave cyl is a must!!!


      question, why are you doing the chains?? because you want to or because there is an issue??

      cause they say our chains are pretty good in the 24v, not like the 12v and dont really need to be replaced...
      as long as you run some good quality oil you should be in good shape..

      I have 188k on Origanal clutch, slave and, chains.. no issues and drive it like i stole it! lol
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