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KingK3n87

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Car(s)
GTI mk6 golf
Yeah, parts list looks good, I figured labor would be higher though. Seems legit.
I'm in Ireland tho. Ill get more quotes back Monday prob as i sent request late Friday evening. See what other prices I get then start saving.
Any recommendations to get qouted whilst they carrying out this work. Or just concentrate on one at a time. ?
 

Timothy Bryce

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Bristol, UK
The labour is indeed cheap; I pay about £66 per hour here in England at a trusted VW specialist.
If they're planning on doing the chain with the engine out, technically they should replace all the engine and gearbox mount bolts as they're single use bolts (about £60 for the full set).
If they're doing it with the engine still in the car, they should still replace the engine side mount bolts as the mount will need to be removed for access. Be interesting to see if anyone else lists these...
However, if you're planning to upgrade / replace the mounts in the near future as mentioned, I would probably chance it with re-using the existing for now or you end up paying a fortune for bolts!. (I am not a lawyer / all done at your own risk etc.)
 

Allchokedup

Go Kart Champion
Location
Dallas
I have had one done for $1100 here in the states. That is with hardware included.
Also King, do not EVER take your car to the dealership unless you are getting something fixed under warranty.
Find a "good" (not always the cheapest) independent shop that has vws sitting in the lot so you know they are familiar with your lil baby.
I have been to my local dealer once and that was for a discounted oil change which I usually do myself. They proceeded to tell me I had oil leaks and all sorts of issues and that my tensioner was bad. None of that was true as I had just put a rebuilt block in.
 

KingK3n87

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Car(s)
GTI mk6 golf
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That is with hardware included.

Meaning the parts of something else
I have had one done for $1100 here in the states. That is with hardware included.
Also King, do not EVER take your car to the dealership unless you are getting something fixed under warranty.
Find a "good" (not always the cheapest) independent shop that has vws sitting in the lot so you know they are familiar with your lil baby.
I have been to my local dealer once and that was for a discounted oil change which I usually do myself. They proceeded to tell me I had oil leaks and all sorts of issues and that my tensioner was bad. None of that was true as I had just put a rebuilt block in.
Warranty is long gone . So stay away from main VW garage ? Is that what yiur saying. I would of imagined that was best place to bring it??
Prob sounds stupid but i expected that to be the experts
 

alpha3

Go Kart Champion
Location
Miami
Car(s)
2014 CSG 2014 GTI
Warranty is long gone . So stay away from main VW garage ? Is that what yiur saying. I would of imagined that was best place to bring it??
Prob sounds stupid but i expected that to be the experts
To clarify - we here in the States have found that VW dealers are more or less guaranteed to f&*ck something up instead of helping. Or, charge you three times what your repair/fix should cost. And then still not get it right. An indy (independent) shop is almost always the better alternative. Now, having noted the above, you guys in the UK/Ireland may have different experience with your dealers. If they actually do what they are supposed to over there, well, then go for it! We're just saying ours over here aren't that great on fixes/repairs/service. I wouldn't go to one here in Florida, EVER.
 

KingK3n87

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Car(s)
GTI mk6 golf
To clarify - we here in the States have found that VW dealers are more or less guaranteed to f&*ck something up instead of helping. Or, charge you three times what your repair/fix should cost. And then still not get it right. An indy (independent) shop is almost always the better alternative. Now, having noted the above, you guys in the UK/Ireland may have different experience with your dealers. If they actually do what they are supposed to over there, well, then go for it! We're just saying ours over here aren't that great on fixes/repairs/service. I wouldn't go to one here in Florida, EVER.
Wow. Ok noted. I taught vw would be best place to go. I did get a qoute of vw for dsg service was €360. Off a company called GTI direct it was €270.
 

KingK3n87

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Car(s)
GTI mk6 golf
The labour is indeed cheap; I pay about £66 per hour here in England at a trusted VW specialist.
If they're planning on doing the chain with the engine out, technically they should replace all the engine and gearbox mount bolts as they're single use bolts (about £60 for the full set).
If they're doing it with the engine still in the car, they should still replace the engine side mount bolts as the mount will need to be removed for access. Be interesting to see if anyone else lists these...
However, if you're planning to upgrade / replace the mounts in the near future as mentioned, I would probably chance it with re-using the existing for now or you end up paying a fortune for bolts!. (I am not a lawyer / all done at your own risk etc.)
Motor mounts, pendulum mount and insert to contain that torque beast after you flash it. I added these after tuning but at your mileage I'd consider doing them sooner.
It has been mentioned. Ill add it to the list .
 

Timothy Bryce

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Bristol, UK
To clarify - we here in the States have found that VW dealers are more or less guaranteed to f&*ck something up instead of helping. Or, charge you three times what your repair/fix should cost. And then still not get it right. An indy (independent) shop is almost always the better alternative. Now, having noted the above, you guys in the UK/Ireland may have different experience with your dealers.
Absolutely spot on description of UK VW dealers also. Funnily enough, the two independents that I trust in my home town are both run by ex-VW workshop managers who became utterly sick of the bullshit attitude of dealerships and their approach to hiring young, inexperienced 'mechanics' barely out of high-school and letting them use and abuse customers cars.
As a result, they are incredibly knowledgeable of every little nuance relating to the VW range but they're also car enthusiasts themselves and totally treat customers cars as they would their own pride and joy.
 

KingK3n87

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Car(s)
GTI mk6 golf
Absolutely spot on description of UK VW dealers also. Funnily enough, the two independents that I trust in my home town are both run by ex-VW workshop managers who became utterly sick of the bullshit attitude of dealerships and their approach to hiring young, inexperienced 'mechanics' barely out of high-school and letting them use and abuse customers cars.
As a result, they are incredibly knowledgeable of every little nuance relating to the VW range but they're also car enthusiasts themselves and totally treat customers cars as they would their own pride and joy.
Would you trust them with anything even a service or would you give all work to a Indy company. I taught having service history in the book stamped by Vw main dealer would look good for history of the car eventually when i sell it one day. ( no plans to sell for a long time) but I taught if all services where with VW it would look good. I was wrong perhaps.
But after hearing all this once the work is done right and logged in the service book it doesn't matter who the stamp is from ??
 

Timothy Bryce

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Bristol, UK
I taught having service history in the book stamped by Vw main dealer would look good for history of the car eventually when i sell it one day. ( no plans to sell for a long time) but I taught if all services where with VW it would look good.
It maybe worth something if the car was only a couple of years old but to be fair; if you keep it for 5+ years, by the time you sell it it's likely to be virtually worthless anyway (compared to the cost of a new car). If I was buying an older car for a couple of grand, a ton of receipts from an indy would tell me a lot more about how the car was looked after than a few dealer stamps.
 

KingK3n87

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Car(s)
GTI mk6 golf
It maybe worth something if the car was only a couple of years old but to be fair; if you keep it for 5+ years, by the time you sell it it's likely to be virtually worthless anyway (compared to the cost of a new car). If I was buying an older car for a couple of grand, a ton of receipts from an indy would tell me a lot more about how the car was looked after than a few dealer stamps.
Ok man. Glad i joined this people putting me wide is really helpful. Wouldn't of know any of this stuff in learning. And I'm glad I am. Cause I do wanna look after it and keep it for next few years. No plans to change it. Gonna get it running sweet.
 
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