I’m just looking again as normality returns. Been quoted £500 (Indy) to £1200 (main dealer) with a variety in between - M25 based. One main dealer quoted £494 but I’ve discounted that as they’ve clearly failed to use my reg number for the quote. I’ve also had one dealer respond who states that this is a belt for life and doesn’t need changing at 5 years. I’m amazed at the price differentials and also the knowledge discrepancy.Got a quote for £640.03 (inc VAT) for my GTE to get the cambelt changed. It's due in September.
What did others pay?
Water pump is not electric, it’s driven off of the opposite end of the camshaft, same as the standard 1.4 TSI. Doesn’t necessarily need to be replaced at the same time as the cam belt as it is driven by its own belt which is independent from the cam belt but VW recommend that it’s changed at the same time.I thought it was change after 5 years / 100k miles, regardless of inspection.
Water pump on the GTE is electric so is not changed at same time as belt.
There is an electric pump to cool the electrical side when the engine is not running but also a conventional mechanical pump for the engine - same as the standard 1.4tsi. I know this as I have just replaced the timing belt on my GTE myself and you need to remove the drive cover for the water pump in order to fit the locking plate to the camshafts.It's a completely different part on the GTE and a unit with nowhere to engage a drive
Well worth getting a quote from your Skoda dealer as well, they’re often more competitive. I get my GTE serviced though bookmygarage.com who referred me to Bristol Street Skoda who charge £120 for a minor service, not worth doing it myself for that price 😉I've just had the dreaded call from VW dealership in Chelmsford - having had my GTE booked in with them for a month, (so they're fully prepared and all parts are in i was assuming) - they call to tell me the £500 quoted has now doubled to £990, and they can't do the fix today as they don't have the correct 'part'! Immediate google for a VW specialist in Chelmsford, £489 inclusive, and confirmation that i have a hybrid that requires 'special' treatment! Wow.