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    Hello - Cambelt Genuine VW or aftermarket

    Hello

    I'm new to the forum. I have a 2013 MK7 Golf GT ACT 1.4 TSI and it is now 6 years so due a cambelt change. I was wondering whether anyone has views on whether there is any point in paying extra for a genuine VW kit compared to an aftermarket one. Or are the aftermarket ones just as reliable as the VW.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Genuine are Dayco ?

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    Are they? I didn't know that. So I have two quotes one with aftermarket parts and the other with VW. One with an independent garage for 400 and on with VW for 500 and I wondering whether it is worth spending the extra 100 for the VW.

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    Get the quote from the indie in writing and ask VW to price match. You never know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete1 View Post
    Get the quote from the indie in writing and ask VW to price match. You never know...
    VW will only price match with VW genuine parts. With VW parts its they're broadly the same hence why I'm wondering whether it is worth paying and extra 100 and get it done at the main dealer.

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    In that case, then no, go Indie and avoid all the upselling BS that you'd get at the main dealers.
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Its nice to see you made an intro on your own.

    2013 Golf GT ACT 1.4 TSI

    I'm guessing its.

    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 08/2012-03/2017, Model: Golf/Variant/4Motion, Engine Code: CPTA, 103Kw, 140PS, 1.4 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Turbocharged Stratified Injection (TSI) Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) Timing belt

    Ask at a dealer for the price and compare with motor factors.
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    Hi thanks for your replies. I got the VW dealer to price match the independent. However, for 3 weeks they have been saying that they dont have the tool to carry out the work. I find this extremely surprising and think they might be fobbing me off. Surely they can get the tool quickly rather than losing weeks of work on Cambelt changes. I might be wrong but I think they agreed to the price match as its an advertised offer but to avoid doing the work at the matched price they fob me off.

    Can anyone let me know how likely it is that a main dealer does not have the relevant tool. How quickly would they be able to obtain the tool? Thanks.
    2013 Golf GT 1.4 TSI CPTA ACT

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    Do you know which engine code you have? I think it will be the CHPA. These are a new design JUST coming upto needing the belt and they take some very odd tools such as T10494, T10487, T10499, T10500 and T10554 to fit on the old T10172 but aftermarket kits are available https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223272823876?ul_noapp=true although the dealer will not be allowed to use these so they will have to fork out around 500 for the genuine tools but there is no supply problem.
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    Hi, Engine code is CPTA. Golf MK7 1.4 GT 140 ACT. How long would it normally take the dealer to get tools? I think the dealer is fobbing me off to avoid honouring the price promise.
    2013 Golf GT 1.4 TSI CPTA ACT

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