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Geezer 911
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:25 am    Post subject: How to replace drive belt? Reply with quote

Hi all/(Dermot/Iain)

Quick question? How much should I be paying to replace a drive belt? I have just been given a quote of £85x2 hours not including parts.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could do it with my eyes shut in a casual 20 mins.

A vid I just found, on a 996 but it's the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXxYDJ4Rfa4

I'd expect an hours labour MAX when being charged at a garage.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are even remotely competent with a screwdriver you can do it yourself... takes about 10 minutes tops. Belt cost me £16 from carpartsforless.com (Made by Continental).

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the resposnes so far

I rushed typing in the subject on my way into work it was supposed to say how
much should it cost?

I have been advised as my car is a Gen 2 997, to replace a drive belt on this model we will have to remove the rear lights and rear bumper to get to a bolt that allows the belt to be removed. For this acharge 2 hours @ £85.00 per hour excluding parts.

I was wondering if that was accurate?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/BQhfcdQf1QA

There is a quicker method, but more related to the 911's older cousins.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geezer 911 wrote:
thanks for the resposnes so far

I rushed typing in the subject on my way into work it was supposed to say how
much should it cost?

I have been advised as my car is a Gen 2 997, to replace a drive belt on this model we will have to remove the rear lights and rear bumper to get to a bolt that allows the belt to be removed. For this acharge 2 hours @ £85.00 per hour excluding parts.

I was wondering if that was accurate?


That is not accurate. All you have to do is remove the airbox.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoever does it . . . . check the tensioner isn't seized.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pzero wrote:
https://youtu.be/BQhfcdQf1QA

There is a quicker method, but more related to the 911's older cousins.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geezer 911: It's not necessary to remove rear lights and bumper to replace the aux belt on a 997.2 There's a hole in the bumper skin behind the number plate to help with replacement of the belt.
Here's how :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vjxd5sa65I0

Whoever does the job must check to see if the belt tensioner works properly.
See this thread:-

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=132158&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shall we just say .. i think the quoting garage made a mistake and leave it at that .

First picture on the above link ( previous post ) shows you the spacer and bolt that needs removing .

As P9XX has said .. there is a hole behind the number plate to gain access and so a PU/Bumper removal is not required .

As a stand alone job then its 0.6 - 0.7 hrs labour i would guess at .
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every one thank you for the advise it all makes perfect sense.

I’m disappointed with this Indy I spent alot of money with them in my 911 ownership. Frustrating I have to research a job for them.

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