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Going to be doing a lot of stuff to the S60 in the next couple weeks, as parts come in. Based on everyones advice, At only 89,000, I am considering replacing the water pump and timing belt.<p>2 questions. How many hours should the shop charge? I have a friend with a shop who is good, and he offers me a great hourly rate. Just dunno how long this "should" take...<p>My other question is should I order the whole timing kit or just the belt? Any way of knowing before I have this taken apart for install? Huge price difference, so I thought I'd ask, as I have no experience with this item on this car..<p>Kit - <A HREF="http://www.discountvoparts.com/parts/?Ntt=Timing+Belt+Kit&submit_search.x=10&submit_search.y=15&submit_search=Go&N=11885%2B4294965187%2B1733" TARGET="_blank">http://www.discountvoparts.com...B1733</A><p>Belt only - <A HREF="http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=getJointLocator&siteid=213784" TARGET="_blank">http://www.trademotion.com/par...13784</A><p><br>I am doing Koni FSD, Eibach's, ipd HD upper spring seats, new a/c compressor, Powerslot rotors, pads, thermostat, plugs, oil & filter, fuel filter... Then of course I'll need a good alignment after the springs and struts are installed....<p>Anything else I missed that should really be done? (I am getting VERY close to my current budget limits)
 

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Re: Timing belt question (Rezin S60T5)

Do the water pump when you are doing the timing belt. <p>Also I would go with the kit and not just replace the belt<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by jstro at 7:29 PM 4-13-2009</i>
 

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Re: Timing belt question (jstro)

you can get a good timing belt kit on ebay for $130 plus shipping. its FCP groton or something like that. and yes you need to do the whole kit not just the belt. I would attempt to do it yourself as it will save you alot of money, unless you are not handy. A volvo dealership will charge around $550 for the timing belt to be replaced, which includes parts and labor
 

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Agree on the kit. Also, I have the Koni FSD's and I like them very much. I tried FCP Groton's upgraded spring seats and one of them failed within a week. They were excellent about it and honored their warranty immediately. I went back to OEM. The last set lasted about 60K miles.<br>Bob S.
 
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