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    A3 cambelt.

    Can anybody help me by telling me when my cambelt is due for renewal. Is it every 5 years or 80,000miles or every 4 years or 70,000miles. Mines a 1999 and it's done 70,027 miles. I'm getting my water pump done at the same time.

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    Not sure but at 11 years old i would get it done asap

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    it was due along time ago

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    Get it done my S3 has just hit the valves when the cam belt jumped a tooth or two.

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    ouch, that dont sound good. Ive only had mine 9 months so may ring the garage and see if it was done..

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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    Get it done asap, im sure the VAG group changed it to 50-60k, for the cost of the job it makes sense to do it rather than have the trouble if it does go.

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    Yep, general consensus to be on the safe side is 40 - 50k or 4 - 5 years.
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    Thanks for all your help. If the garage I got it from didn't do it I'll get it done in the next few months. I do less than 300miles a month so it should be ok till end feb behind of march.

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    Never know best bet to do it asap really . Never kno when it will go
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    Thanks for all your help. I managed to get hold of the garage I brought my a3 from and they reilled off a list of jobs they did before I pic her up. In total it was 1200 bill including my cambelt waterpump and aux belt :-) that was at 63000miles so all should be well.

 

 

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