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I've gotten one quote so far for my 1998 V70 XC:<p>T-Belt: $620<br>H2o pump, serp belt, tensioner: $370<p>Total was just over $1000. Does this seem fair? <p>Also is there a recommended shop in Seattle or North of Seattle that anyone prefers or has had good experiences with. Just moved North and need to find a good mechanic up this way. <p>Thanks,<p>Kirk
 

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Re: Timing Belt/ H2O pump expected cost... Any preferred Seattle shops (KBVolvo)

That seems pretty high for the labor that is involved- even for a more expensive market like Seattle. Hopefully some Seattle members will chime in with some indie shop recommendations.<p>If the mileage in your signature is current (125,000) you shouldn't be ready for the second t-belt change until until 140,000.
 

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Re: Timing Belt/ H2O pump expected cost... Any preferred Seattle shops (KBVolvo)

Haven't been there personally, but have had people recommend Daisy Wagon in the University District, on Roosevelt Road. They are Volvo shop, and have tons of 850 S70 and older cars. Only a few S60 or newer, but I'd check with them on price. Talked to them once, and I liked the attitude, I just do most of my own work, so usually don't need them, and have found a mechanic who lives far south, but does excellent work. I'd also consider Ravenna Volvo, like the service people, but haven't used them either. Not as certain they are a great choice, but I've heard mixed comments about Sandberg Volvo, and that is about your only other dealer choice up north.
 

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Re: Timing Belt/ H2O pump expected cost... Any preferred Seattle shops (Wayne T5)

I'm over 150k on the second Tbelt so its due. <p>All the shops around town are busy and I don't think anyone has any problem quoting high prices right now. I have a bid in with a friend of mine near Ravenna Volvo. <p>Just looking for any good shops to give a call to if anyone has had any positive experiences. <p><br>
 

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Re: Timing Belt/ H2O pump expected cost... Any preferred Seattle shops (KBVolvo)

<br>+1 for Daisywagen, I haven't used them but have heard good things about them. I live south and have used Bernard Motors for a long time. They've been doing Volvo/Saab for about 30 years and have all the newest Volvo diagnostic equip. He did the same work you mentioned on my 2000 V70R, I think it was in the upper $700's. Volvo parts prices have gone up a little since then, but not that much. You should be able to get a much better quote.
 

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Re: Timing Belt/ H2O pump expected cost... Any preferred Seattle shops (Bearclaw)

So far the bids are going higher. Called a local shop to me and they quoted $1400 Ouch <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I will call Daisy and see if they have some competative numbers... <p>Thanks
 
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