First, thanks to all who took the time to answer my worried questions about mechanic who used wrong ATF for a flush. It's been replaced with 3309 and car is running well.
(BTW, this mechanic, who advertises as "specializing in Volvos", told me my car didn't have an ATF dipstick when he did the original flush and used the wrong Dextron III. I found the dipstick using my owners manual and showed him where it was for the do-over flush using 3309.)
This is the same mechanic I was going to use for timing belt change. No way is he ever touching my car again after the ATF ordeal!
Anyway, just wondering if I could get an estimate on cost of replacing a timing belt. Really think I need the full kit replacement-serpentine belt, belt tensioner, tensioner pulley, idler pulley- as my car has 104K miles and has never had the timing belt changed.
The Volvo "specialist" mechanic mentioned above wanted me to buy the parts myself and told me there are 4-6 different ones for 2000 S70. Any help in telling which specific one I need for my car?
Engine Family: YVVXV 2.43 TF3
From my research it is around $200 for Timing Belt Kit. Also I've seen suggestions in threads that its a good idea to replace the water pump too. Yes or No?
Does $800 sound about right for this entire maintenance work including parts?
Thanks for your help.
Modified by prd409 at 12:33 AM 11-23-2008