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    When to change my Cam Belt?

    Excuse my ignorance, but my S3's not long had an AVS, but no mention of the Cam Belt (driven circa 60k)

    I keep forgetting to ring Audi during the day, so please could I have your thoughts, as I keep thinking that it could go at any time!.. Oopps.

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    IMHO disregard Audi Shedules and get it done earlier rather than too late.

    I had mine done last week and i have done 10K miles less then you have.

    Besides waterpumps are notorious for failing so best to get it done.
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    Before 60k or 5 years is the norm from what I have read
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    I would get it done now including water pump.
    Get them to give it a wash while its in (looking at your picture)

    Nik.

    Quote Originally Posted by noodle
    Excuse my ignorance, but my S3's not long had an AVS, but no mention of the Cam Belt (driven circa 60k)

    I keep forgetting to ring Audi during the day, so please could I have your thoughts, as I keep thinking that it could go at any time!.. Oopps.

    Thanks all
    N

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingermouse
    Before 60k or 5 years is the norm from what I have read
    I'd second this. Just had mine done at 60k and the guy that did it said the waterpump had a minor leak. Too much to risk, get it done!
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    I've just had mine done at 50K / 5 years.

    I called Audi and they couldn't decide whether I should have it done (the service schedule says 80K regardless of age).

    So I got it done at an independent - still expensive but now I have peace of mind.
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    Mine done at 5 years / 50k including the water pump.
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    if you're worried, get it done asap! you'll regret it if you unintentionally let it slip a few weeks and it goes....

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    I think i'll join in on this one.....

    Mine was done at 5 years with 37k inc water pump

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    I just recently done my at 54k and being over 7 years old, did the waterpump also with a GSF metal impellor jobby. Despite lack of play and being in good working condition, the old pump had a very small leak coming from the seal, so I'd definitely change it during any cambelt change for the sake of under £25 for peace of mine.



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    I got my 66k S3 done last month for £320 inc tensioner. I also picked up the the metal impellor from GSF for around £30 inc delivery.

    I dont know about you guys but im certain the car pulls just a tad faster than before now its done.


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    would it be possible for someone to do a sticky for this forum with all the bits required or recommended when doing the cam belt ????

    just a idea as its often asked



    also i`ll be doing mine this summer probally lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 NIK
    I would get it done now including water pump.
    Get them to give it a wash while its in (looking at your picture)

    Nik.
    Yes, that was gathered over the roads home It's a nightmare when it rains.

    I spoke to Audi and they said that it was due at 80K ! I'd rather not wait that long so booked it in. Now, having read other posts I've got to ring them back and add a new pump to the list...

    Cheers all
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