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    Smile S3 Cambelt wow..

    Just collected my S3 from its cambelt change and what can i say it feels like a different car, feels tight and seems loads quicker than before?

    Is this normal after a cambelt? Any one?

    After all the worry about a massive bill, i got the cambelt change for a reasonable 360 quid.

    Is it just me?
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    Shouldn't be any difference at all

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    Maybe when they did the timing after doing the belt you picked up a wee bit of performance. Didn't think it'd be enough to notice though. BONUS!

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    maybe the belt was originally one tooth out or something.... now its like it should be....

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    Thought I would check!

    Well happy with the feel of it now!
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    Where did you have it done as I need to get mine done soon?

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    RA Engineering just out of the town center off the IDR, can't think of the road name!
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    I've done 53K would u say it's about time for a change?
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    Yeah I know the place, my mums used them before.

    Thanks

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    Had no problems with them, always friendly.

    The mileage was 66k, but service plug in recons it should be done at 88k?
    So figured get it done early, since you never know how the previous owners have drive it! Better safe ; )
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    Mines only just gone over 50k but Audi sent me a letter last week saying that as it's now over 4 years old it's due a cam belt change. Well I make it over 5 years old and the service book says to change it at 115k, so I guess they have changed their advice.

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    lol, I got the same damn letter (maybe they just wanna make a few bucks) or maybe they're genuinely concerned about the health of our Cars
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    I'm changing mine soon, done 52k so far, gonna do it before 55k, have read the belt around or before the 60k mark, so better be safe than sorry, since my car is remapped also...


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    is that the usuall going rate for a cambelt change from a specialist? 360 quid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by j4jon
    Mines only just gone over 50k but Audi sent me a letter last week saying that as it's now over 4 years old it's due a cam belt change. Well I make it over 5 years old and the service book says to change it at 115k, so I guess they have changed their advice.
    My local dealer advised me of the 5 year or 80k rule, but then a dealer in Derby had never heard of the 5 year time limit.
    115k in the service book is for the lesser powered 1.8t's.

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    Mine is only a 1.8t 150BHP, but it has been remapped so I should probably get it changed sooner rather than later then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campbell
    is that the usuall going rate for a cambelt change from a specialist? 360 quid?
    Think I paid around 400 for cambelt & water pump from Aylesbury Audi last week, although they quoted 370 for belt when I rang them beforehand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by col6821
    My local dealer advised me of the 5 year or 80k rule, but then a dealer in Derby had never heard of the 5 year time limit.
    115k in the service book is for the lesser powered 1.8t's.
    I think its been revised to 5yr or 80k .... which ever is sooner.
    ...for me after loosing my last engine at 79k, 3.5yrs I will be getting it done well before its due next time around.

    As for performance, I reckon cars have this "special nut" that all dealers / workshops know about ... one tweak and it feels like new.
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