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Hi again Gary,
The timing belt is a definate to do. The price you quoted is about right for a main renault stealer but you should be able to get it done by an independant for around £200.
Can't comment on the bushes as I haven't had them done.
Plugs would cost about £20.00 from Halfrauds and take about half an hour to change (easily done yourself)
Just as a couple of datapoints, I've just had a look through all the service receipts and whatnot for my Clio, and I've got:
- Cambelt replacement - £130 including parts, labour and VAT (done about a year ago, though)
- £30 (approx) for a set of plugs *and* HT leads. Plugs are listed on the receipt as a tenner for 4.
- Can't comment on axle bushes - never had to have any work like that done.
Both the bits of work above were done by two different (independent) garages in York - YMMV in other parts of the country.
I'd definitely get the cambelt done, plugs are a judgement call (I change 'em once a year anyway - I only got replacement HT leads because the ones in place were a bit gash)
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1999 Clio 1.2RN Grande (D7F)