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So my car turned over ay 108k miles last week so ai booked it in for a Cambelt replacement. I elected to use my local independent at a cost of £450 in total dodging the extortionate main dealer prices. In saying that I do still use my main dealer for regular servicing under the 3yr plus service options as I purchased the extended warranty.


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Good idea not to dodge this item completely!
 

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Interestingly, Main Dealers charge £375 for a 2.7D cambelt replacement on the 3+ scheme.
 

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Had a Vauxhall Omega, change required every 40000 costing £600...
 

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yea the 3+ price is £375... I got mine done + 4 services for £890 all in on a service plan!
 

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Afternoon all,

My 2009 3.0 D S needs a Type A Service. Swindon Jaguar Main Dealer quoted me £199 all in as part of their 3+ scheme for older Jaguars. This seems very reasonable. I've asked them to quote for replacing the Cam belt too (my car has covered 92k miles) but they haven't got back to me. To be honest this gets on my nerves a little as it suggests poor customer service.

Can anyone recommend a decent Indy in the Trowbridge, Wilts area? Or even in the Luton, Beds area (where I work)? And what should I be expecting to pay for a Type A service and Cam belt change?

Many thanks in advance.
 

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There a good Indy in Peterborough Nene Jaguar, but possibly to Far East and North although not far from Bedford.
 

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Thanks for the reply. But it's a bit out of my way unfortunately. I'd contact Guy Salmon in Bristol but I'm concerned I would be dealing with the same people as when it was Hartwell Bristol. I had an outrageous experience which was only rescued once I'd got in touch with Jaguar CRC (who were fantastic).
 

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If you are considering Bristol, then there is an indy Swallow Jaguar (http://www.swallows-jag.co.uk/), just off J22 M5, or you can come across country via Cheddar Gorge, about an hour. I am using them this week for a service for the first time, they have given me a lot of advice recently. Cheaper than Jaguar 3+ prices.
 

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Certain things like the cam belts are good to be done on the 123 service deals.

I've never been impressed with the service though on these schemes. They're not thorough enough in my eyes.
 

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Afternoon all,

My 2009 3.0 D S needs a Type A Service. Swindon Jaguar Main Dealer quoted me £199 all in as part of their 3+ scheme for older Jaguars. This seems very reasonable. I've asked them to quote for replacing the Cam belt too (my car has covered 92k miles) but they haven't got back to me. To be honest this gets on my nerves a little as it suggests poor customer service.

Can anyone recommend a decent Indy in the Trowbridge, Wilts area? Or even in the Luton, Beds area (where I work)? And what should I be expecting to pay for a Type A service and Cam belt change?

Many thanks in advance.
Ask the main dealer to do it for the same price as the 2.7......£375.
 

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I have used Wiltshire Jaguar in Swindon, and found them to be reasonable, friendly, and more importantly, knowledgeable about Jaguars. Contact number is (01793) 612870, and their website is http://www.wiltshirejaguar.co.uk.
They are very close to Swindon Station, so you can always walk round the corner and catch a train (if you're a bit of a masochist)
They do operate a pick up and delivery service, but you might just a bit too far away for that....!
I recently paid £150 for an 'A' Service with oil, filter and VAT included (labour rate £69 inc VAT, which I would think is a tad less than Swindon Jaguar)
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Hi

I was in the same boat on my 3.0 D

I popped down to Marshalls in Ipswich they replaced in for £375. This seems to be a standard price across all Jaguar dealers. They did have it for about five hours, so take a book

Decent bunch, they even sorted out a problem with by wheel nuts that took them 30 mins free of charge


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replacement is 7 years or 108k miles isnt it?
Pretty sure my book says 105,000 miles but more than one Garage has told me 112,000 miles. Wiltshire Jaguar/Mike Allen Servicing got back to me last night. Type A Service is £150 inc VAT. They say the cambelt is due 112,000 miles and therefore I have a bit of time yet. So I'm assuming they've not heard of any snapping before then. The rear belt is due 144,000 miles. I think I'll go for just the service initially.

Thanks again for the feedback everyone.
 

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Regarding the cambelt timing interval for a 3.0D S, When I bought my car is had 136K on the clock, with the previous owner putting 70,000 on it in the last two years. There was no documentation to state that a belt change had be done, so I decided to get it changed just to be safe

The Jag dealer in Sidcup where it was serviced all it's life before I bought it, said the main best was due @ 160,000 or 10 years (whatever came first)
My current dealership in Ipswich say it's 105,000 or 10 years
I ended up asking Jaguar and they confirmed that it should be 112,000 or 7 years

So unless got it changed by a specialist by the previous owner, my XFS was 22K past the recommended mileage change when I bought it :eek:
 

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I know the classic 3.0D cam belt is 105,000 or 10 years
don't know which model you have?
 

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I know the classic 3.0D cam belt is 105,000 or 10 years
don't know which model you have?
Hi Gav

I have a 2009 classic Premium Luxury 3.0D S - the one with 275bhp

I queried the cambelt change cycle with the dealer I bought the car from. He felt as did, I that since it had been so taken care of, if it needed to be changed then it would have been done, however, there was no record, so I couldn't be sure.

So to be sure I contacted the Jag dealer who serviced the car and they said 160K (which seems ways off - I wonder if they meant the fuel pump belt - but that's at 144K:rolleyes:), a bit of googling resulted 105K or 10 years.
Since I was getting such a conflicting answer of 160K I contacted Jaguar avoid any doubts, after giving them my Reg number and they told me that the correct camshaft drive belt change interval for the 3.0 litre diesel engine is 7 years, or 112,00 miles, whichever is the sooner

As there's not much in it from 105 to 112K, for the safety on the engine I'd probably go with 105K
But is it 10 or 7 years?. It would be great to have a definitive answer

Ron
 
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