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Old 08-08-2005, 01:28 PM   #1
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Default Timing Belt Replacement - Hours or Cost?

I'm having a friend of mine replace the timing belt and tensioner on my 2002 WRX and I'm wondering what is reasonable to pay him for the job? He's a professional mechanic and I want to compensate him fairly, but he flat refuses to give me a price. He's just the type of person who always says "whatever you think" whenever I ask him how much he wants.

I'm supplying parts, he's doing the job on a weekend at the shop he works for. Even if you can only give me the approximate time involved, that would help too. Thanks for any info...

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Old 08-08-2005, 02:31 PM   #2
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will you be there with him? sometimes a tool assistant can make things much easier

I would think it to be a bigger job than the songle cam that I have done before that took me about an hour, so my best guess would be about two hours if nothing goes wrong

buy beer(or other vise) and maybe 40-50 bucks is what i'd take and not be offended at all
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Old 08-08-2005, 03:42 PM   #3
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Yes, I'll be there to throw tools at him and generally get in his way. The hidden advantage for me is to be able to know that my car is being taken care of, as well as being able to watch and learn. He's done a few alignments for me before and has helped to do a few uninstalls of some bigger things. I've always paid him well for the things that he has done and I let him cherrypick a few of my old parts at a good price. I consider him to be a friend and never want to take advantage of the situation.

I guess that I was thinking $100, but I want to make sure that I'm not being cheap or screwing him in any way...

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Old 08-08-2005, 03:54 PM   #4
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Flat rate cost on the 2002 wrx timing belt is 2.7 hours, a good mechanic should be able to do it in 1.5ish hours. $100-$125 sounds just about right as long as nothing breaks or goes haywire. I have to do my timing belt and am getting the mechanics at my work to do it for me :P I like having access to both mechanics and flat rate guides

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Old 08-08-2005, 04:04 PM   #5
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Thanks Tim for the information...

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the way me and my friends are the total price always includes the "vice" so I concur with the 100 bucks if little or no "vicing" is going on
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Old 08-08-2005, 05:52 PM   #7
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are you doing the water pump too? 100 sounds cheap. I'd give him $150.00...but then again I help out my friend work on his car for free.
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Old 08-08-2005, 10:09 PM   #8
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No water pump right now, just the belt and tensioner. This guy is a tech and the work will be done at a dealership with a lift and all the proper tools. Again, we're pretty good friends and I like to think that I overpay him most of the time. The last time he worked on my car, he checked my alignment and I *gave* him the WRX steering wheel that I used to have in my GC8. He takes care of me, lets me help and learn and I try to never be cheap with him. I do 90% of my own work and only ask him to help with the big things or stuff that I feel uncomfortable doing.

Money just happens to be really tight for me this time around (wife, kids, house up for sale, impending move, etc....)

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Would second that $100. Fair price. You are suppling the parts.
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100 to 150 plus help and some vice if needed you can do it in like 1 to 1.5 hrs
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