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I'm considering doing this myself but, although there are good Youtubes on other models, can't find a procedure specific for the Yeti. I'm mostly unsure about how to get to the engine bracket to remove it (and supporting the engine once it's gone).
I can here people scorn as they read this.
However. i have just had my cambeltchanged at Murry Skoda in Plymouth after i believe 137k.
I bought the car in 2012 with 55k on the clock and have no evidence that it hasever been changed.
I being an engineer am very impressed with the state of the belt with only 1 5mm bit of fraying on the whole belt.
Im pretty certain this shows that genuine parts are the only parts that should be fitted.
The car does feel a whole lot better too after the new kit. quieter smoother and definitely more oomph. maybe a psychological change on my part but at least now i dont have to be all gently gently.
BTW i dont suggest anybody ever goes outside the recommended change times.
Hi all is this an ok diy job ? I have done lots of work on my own cars over the years and am tempted but to be honest unit 18 gave a good quote and probably only saving 150 after taking into account the time and hassle, many of you done your own ?
I recently had my cambelt changed at a VAG specialist, it had previously been changed when I bought the car 2 years ago at a cost of around £300 - the private dealer arranged the work before I picked the car up.
Not so long after dropping my car off, the garage rang me up telling me what they found. The previous garage had used a bolt instead of a proper locking tool, they then started the engine without removing the bolt first causing it to shear off leaving the other half in the engine!
See attached photos. I had to pay a for additional labour to get it removed and for some bolts (can't remember what they were). This sort of thing really bugs me, the garage showed me the relatively inexpensive proper locking tool that should have been used. It's not the fact that it cost me slightly more to get it rectified. I just can't understand how a garage would think it's acceptable to leave the car in such a state - surely they'd have known that the bolt was left in whent they started the engine? To top it off, the bolt was the wrong size anyway.
I was apparently very lucky that there wasn't any damage caused.
Rant over :p