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Old October 24th, 2010, 19:14   #1
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Hey guys,

My 06 Jetta Tdi is due for the timing belt replacement. I have been shopping around some local shops in the Hamilton area and there is a place on Concession Street called Bitners Automotive (they claim to specialize in VWs) and they quoted $950 total (tax included) for the job.
They said it would include replacing the timing belt, water pump, serpentine belt, and all pulleys and tensioners + bolts.

I called Hamilton VW and they quoted around $1200 for the same repair. Roseland VW (in Burlington) quoted 1100.

Does anyone have any shop they would recommend...or know of any local Guru who would be interested in doing this work?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old October 24th, 2010, 20:39   #2
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Hey guys,

My 06 Jetta Tdi is due for the timing belt replacement. I have been shopping around some local shops in the Hamilton area and there is a place on Concession Street called Bitners Automotive (they claim to specialize in VWs) and they quoted $950 total (tax included) for the job.
They said it would include replacing the timing belt, water pump, serpentine belt, and all pulleys and tensioners + bolts.

I called Hamilton VW and they quoted around $1200 for the same repair. Roseland VW (in Burlington) quoted 1100.

Does anyone have any shop they would recommend...or know of any local Guru who would be interested in doing this work?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old October 25th, 2010, 04:49   #3
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Diesel Dazzler, or Brandan (aka. VDUB TECH) are both good choices.

Timing belt on a MK5 TDI should run about $750 taxes in....
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Old October 25th, 2010, 09:00   #4
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Ok thanks guys. I will try and get in touch with Diesel Dazzler or VDUB Tech.
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Old October 25th, 2010, 10:09   #5
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Total Mechanical Services in Orangeville was in that price range.
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Old October 25th, 2010, 13:08   #6
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Hello Egg,

I recently had a TB change done on my 01 Jetta @ Bug Shop in Hamilton (29 Kenilworth Ave. 905-547-2042). I have also taken it there for turbo work. Their pricing is excellent they replaced all TB related parts. The shop is a little on the cramped side but they do quality work, at least that has been my experience.

I used to take my VW to Bittners but had a couple of suspect experiences there. Once my car came out with a 3.5 inch scratch on the drivers side door that I am pretty sure was not there when I dropped it off. As for the dealership...STAY AWAY!!!! I took my VW to the VW on Upper James for my first TB change. When I was driving home the engine coolant light and buzzer goes off, so I immediately pull over and fill it up. Two blocks later, same thing, so I fill it up again and head back to the stealership pulling in with engine coolant light and buzzer going off. They put it on the hoist (causing indentations just above the frame) and I watch 4 or 5 of them walking around under it. It's 6pm so the counter guy gives me a ride home. He's a good guy but he knows that I am pi$$ed. Anyway, next afternoon I go to pick it up and turns out they didn't attach the coolant hose. I have never been back.

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Old October 27th, 2010, 00:09   #7
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Thanks for the help guys. I'm going to take BryanK's suggestion and try the Bug Shop here in Hamilton. Thanks for the referrals though, its good to know there is some quality mechanics available in the area.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 03:07   #8
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Thanks for the help guys. I'm going to take BryanK's suggestion and try the Bug Shop here in Hamilton. Thanks for the referrals though, its good to know there is some quality mechanics available in the area.
Just an FYI,
I've ordered part's from the Bug Shop a few times, never had any issues with them.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 15:04   #9
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Another +1 for Brandon, just had my timing belt done today, excellent to deal with and nice job.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 15:29   #10
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I had my TB done at DCB (Brandon) a couple of weeks ago too. Good job well done.

The only comment I should add is that if someone lives in Hamilton a shop in Toronto or Orangeville is not a real practical choice.
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