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    MAJOR service due.. Help needed

    Hey Guys,
    Advice needed..

    My 2005 A3 2ltr TDI 140, needs a full service, I want all the usual done plus cambelt.
    Its on 110k with limited history so I thought I would do everything in one go.
    The previous owner didnt really look after it and im unsure what has or hasnt been done.
    Ive owned it 2 months.

    What would you recommend me doing along with the cambelt?
    Ive heard getting the DSG transmission fluid changed? water pump?

    Plus im in search of a local (Leicester) Audi specialist who can do all this.
    Anyone used Lion Garage?

    Thanks in advance
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    If you don't know when the last DSG oil and filter change was done (it is due every 40K Miles) have them done as well, make sure you have the water pump changed with the cambelt. Have a full change of filters with the oil including the fuel filter. Just watch when you have a quote done that it includes genuine Audi parts and that the DSG oil change includes the filter.

    That should do it.

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    Its gonna be pricey fella, just had the same done on mine

    Full Variable Service at Audi - 170 - Audi Dealer (just keep the FASH)
    Cambelt and W Pump - 380 - Midland VW Specialist
    DSG oil and filter - 140 - Midland VW Specialist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    Full Variable Service at Audi - 170 - Audi Dealer (just keep the FASH)
    Did you get all the filters changed for that price??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gti Jazz Blue View Post
    If you don't know when the last DSG oil and filter change was done (it is due every 40K Miles) have them done as well, make sure you have the water pump changed with the cambelt. Have a full change of filters with the oil including the fuel filter. Just watch when you have a quote done that it includes genuine Audi parts and that the DSG oil change includes the filter.

    That should do it.

    Paul
    Thanks Paul, i'll add that too my growing list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    Its gonna be pricey fella, just had the same done on mine

    Full Variable Service at Audi - 170 - Audi Dealer (just keep the FASH)
    Cambelt and W Pump - 380 - Midland VW Specialist
    DSG oil and filter - 140 - Midland VW Specialist

    My credit card took a hammering!
    Yeah I know , but it needs to be done.
    I bought the car fairly cheap so it wont hurt me as much when I get this done...

    How was Midland VW? ive seen some good recommendations for them??
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    ...and the cambelt and DSG oil change won't need to be done again for another 4 years (depending on what mileage you do).

    You probably want to get your brake fluid changed as well. If it hasn't been done for some time it'll have moisture/water in it, reducing its braking ability.
    Think it costs 70, off the top of my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    ...and the cambelt and DSG oil change won't need to be done again for another 4 years (depending on what mileage you do).

    You probably want to get your brake fluid changed as well. If it hasn't been done for some time it'll have moist in it, reducing its braking ability.
    Think it costs between 70-100, off the top of my head.
    Ill add Brake fluid to my list...
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    Quote Originally Posted by J8TT X View Post
    Ill add Brake fluid to my list...
    Thanks Aythree


    I made an edit to my last post.... Just checked the cost when I had it last done and it cost 70 at the dealers.

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    im goin to get my DSG oil and filter changed now seeing this post .... how much is the oil and filter from the stealers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnie2k View Post
    im goin to get my DSG oil and filter changed now seeing this post .... how much is the oil and filter from the stealers?
    About 170.
    140'ish from independant specialists.

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    just priced it from tps 95+vat for oil and filters :/ damnnnnnnnnn
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnie2k View Post
    just priced it from tps 95+vat for oil and filters :/ damnnnnnnnnn
    Yep, special oil and a b*tch to try and do the job yourself.

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    doin the job aint a problem .... we have a audi technician that works for us now think he was master tech at warrington audi but propper knows his stuff just need the parts lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnie2k View Post
    doin the job aint a problem .... we have a audi technician that works for us now think he was master tech at warrington audi but propper knows his stuff just need the parts lol
    Think you need a special tool to do it too.
    I wouldn't much about with it myself. If your dsg box ever fails and you are hoping for some sort of goodwill contribution from Audi for a replacement/repair then you can kiss that goodbye if you've attempted the oil change yourself.
    For the sake of 70 get one of their guys to do it, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J8TT X View Post
    Ill add Brake fluid to my list...
    Thanks Aythree
    Another price change..... its 49 for a brake fluid change.
    Just remembered..... they tried to charge me 70 as per their normal book price, but if you point them to the "fixed price servicing" on their website you will get it for 49.

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    A quote I got from Midland VW:

    Full/Major Service 160
    Cam belt and water pump 310
    DSG oil and filter change 120
    Brake fluid change 40

    Not bad but im still going to get some more quotes before I get it done
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    Morning mate, I would highly recommend Midland VW, ive had 2 cambelts done there and they are brilliant, the workmanship is excellent and they are honest....

    Also I see you are in Leicester, I called Lion Garage and found them quite expensive, I have however seen ALOT of recommendations for R-Tech who are based in Hinckley, which is only up the road for you, give them a call, tell them you are off the forum and they will look after you.

    Let us know how you get on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilz18t View Post
    Morning mate, I would highly recommend Midland VW, ive had 2 cambelts done there and they are brilliant, the workmanship is excellent and they are honest....

    Also I see you are in Leicester, I called Lion Garage and found them quite expensive, I have however seen ALOT of recommendations for R-Tech who are based in Hinckley, which is only up the road for you, give them a call, tell them you are off the forum and they will look after you.

    Let us know how you get on.

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    Cheers Nilz

    Heard alot of good stories about Midland VW, I am definetly considering going there.

    Ive not had a quote from Lion Garage yet but theres no harm in trying, i'll check out R-Tech now you mentioned it.

    I'll post all my quotes on here when I get them
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    Yea cool mate, the impression I got from Lion, was not as enthusiastic as Mid VW and R-Tech, but as you say its worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J8TT X View Post
    Yeah I know , but it needs to be done.
    I bought the car fairly cheap so it wont hurt me as much when I get this done...

    How was Midland VW? ive seen some good recommendations for them??
    Been great with me for a number of years. Most of my family own VAG and they all use the place too.
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    A Quote I got off VASSTECH Auto Services in Rugby:

    Full Service: 209.00 (less 10% off first service with us = 188.10)
    Cambelt Renewal: 282.00
    Water Pump Renewal: 45.00
    DSG Oil & Filter change: 166.00
    Brake Fluid change: 40.00 (10% off in March = 36.00)

    Total: 717.10
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    Did you get in touch with R-Tech??

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    Yeah i rang them, they said they dont do servicing and repairs.
    Only tuning.
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