Hey thanks, I'm not a guru, I just document everything I do which makes me seem more experienced than I really am.Guru - A spiritual leader of Hinduism. A vw guru -- Chitty of coarse !!
Hey thanks, it does take a bit of work to keep the website updated and add more material. I do not work on anyone else's car but will sometimes help someone else do a complex job. Te level of knowledge by the true gurus is far greater. The trick is getting you guys to share itFor sure, the force behind this wonderful website is a TDI guru... I didn't know that he works on other people's cars, as he's never made it obvious...
You could print out the DIY and ask them to review it. That price is good. There's a list of mechanics on TDIclub but since it's based on user recommendations, your mileage may vary. I have been reluctant to start a list for two reasons.New here so I don't know. But .... where is the list of gurus? What are the criteria for getting on it? Could someone who is not on it do just as well?
I got a reasonable quote (650 to 700 incl w/p) from a local garage whom a close friend trusted with her VW for years. What questions would you guys ask them before letting them work on my car?
Thanks for your very helpful input. Great forum. I've just never neede to do much work on my VW Golf TDI!
There are things that need checking in addition to simply replacing the belt(s), tensioner, water pump and idler on your car. This model (BRM engine) is known for wearing out the camshaft and lifters, which may raise the price substantially.What is the reasonable cost for timing belt, water pump and related parts?