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    2003 Audi S3 - When does Cambelt need changing?

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    Can anybody tell me what mileages the 2003 S3 Cambelt needs changing?

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    Pretty sure it's 60k / 5 years. Make sure the water pump is done at the same time.
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    If it's a 2003 then it should be due it's second replacement this year.
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    Indeed, just had mine done @ 93000 (52 plate) only 35000 miles since last done but was 5 years ago. Not worth the risk.

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    Every 5 years or between 50 and 60k.

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    and fit the complete kit, the hyd tensioner is the ONLY thing that keeps the belt under tension, if it fails the valves have lunch in the pistons kitchen
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