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    Hi guys

    My a3 1.8T quattro has just hit 50,000 miles and Its coming up for a service (according to the onboard computer)

    Can you tell me what SHOULD be done as a matter of course when I take it to an Audi dealer, and if I should make sure is done...

    Its a 2001 model...

    Thanks

    Tim

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    it'll depend on the service history so far, if it has been on the fixed interval 50k should be a "regular" service (filters, oil etc), the major services would have been at 20, 40, 60, 80k etc. if it's been on a variable service patter (i.e the car tells you when it needs it) it'll depend on what was done last time.

    Has the cambelt been done at all? - these were supposed to be changed either every 80k or 5 years (whichever sooner) but a lot of people here will change them at 60k just to be safe.
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    Seeing as though its a 2001 if the cambelt and waterpump have not been done I would be tempted to get them changed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bong Water
    Seeing as though its a 2001 if the cambelt and waterpump have not been done I would be tempted to get them changed
    Agree totally for peace of mind

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    when audi quote long life service does anyone know exactly what they do in the service?

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    are the cambelt and waterpump dodgy on a 2001 then ? or is it recomended on any a3/s3 after 50,000 ?

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    Tim

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    No just a matter of course. Mine lasted till 93k on a 2002 plate S3 but then went bang and meant a new engine. Just had my cambelt done at 146k as I don't want to fork out 6k for a new engine! 60k is the norm anything after is your wallet
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