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Hi All,

Well my 2007 S Type 2.7 td has only 52k miles on it but is 10 years old this month, so needs a new Cam belt, or so I thought? The first Indie I called said that a main dealer can do the job cheaper than them, (£480+vat) very honest I thought. Called the main dealer and I'm still waiting for a call back with a price! Waited all day. In the mean time I called another Indie, they said with such low mileage they recommended not changing the belt for at least another 2/3 years!!!!?? as they're made from "tank tracks" . Has anyone got any views on this? Their price was £580 +vat for belt and tensioners.

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Mark

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Hi

According to Jaguar its a fixed price for cambelt for s-type diesel 2.7 of £375

have a look here http://www.jaguar.co.uk/owners/servicing-maintenance/fixed-price-servicing.html

personally I'd get it changed for peace of mind, if it fails, its very expensive, new engine

cheers

Joe

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Hi Joe,

Yeah, that's what I expected the main dealer to say, £375. I even mentioned it to them, but I'm still waiting! Think at that price I'll get it done as you say could prevent a big bill.

Cheers

Mark

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