Chris NottVolks Autos
Results 1 to 12 of 12
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By MTRL

Thread: CAM Belt Change for s3 8p

  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    12

    CAM Belt Change for s3 8p

    Hi all,

    apologies if this gets asked regularly, I done a search and some of the threads were quite old.

    my car is due for its five year cam belt change, and I have been quoted £420 from Audi. The other threads I have seen seem to be a tad cheaper and also has the water pump replaced for the same price.

    would it be worth going to a independent mechanic for this? Or would you guys recommend going to Audi? I have been to Audi Bedford once for a service and was very impressed with them.

    thanks

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    NHN
    NHN's Avatar
    Modmetractor

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Coding Something
    Posts
    26,720
    Phone around dealers mate, at least it will be warranted for 2 years, parts minimum & there are some shoddy indy's out there that dont do things properly.

    OEM RETROFITS - CRUISE CONTROL - SAT NAV - BLUETOOTH - AMI - HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS

    PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK

  4. #3
    MTRL's Avatar
    Split Grill!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    463
    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    there are some shoddy indy's out there that dont do things properly.
    I can vouch for this statement, had my engine come off its mounts and drop through the bottom of the car after having mine done. Never again.
    sliced likes this.
    ....................I'll make a build thread one day.

  5. #4
    Lewis583's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    830
    In my opinion, I would go to a reputable specialist. Will be cheaper, will more than likely use genuine parts.
    2008 E92 BMW 335i M-sport
    1990 Golf GTi w/ a 20v heart BUILD THREAD
    Full VCDS

    2006 A3 2.0T quattro S-line R.I.P. You will be missed.

    ** Breaking - 8L 1997 Audi A3 1.8T. **

  6. #5
    Sim_88's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    55
    £420 from Audi is a good price, Wimbledon Audi quoted me over £600.. Which dealership quoted you that?
    2.0 TDi S-Line | BOSE | iPod | Full Leather | Electric Mirrors | Armrest | Rear Tints | Diamond Vision | MY11's

  7. #6
    sliced's Avatar
    Drive safe, stay alive.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,161
    tbh if you have a garage that you can trust and know they do work upto audi standard personally, then go for it. otherwise stick to audi for it :-)

  8. #7
    ApolloS3's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Newport, South Wales
    Posts
    73
    Mine is also due,

    Was thinking of asking gotboost in bridgend for a quote

  9. #8
    AndyA3170
    Guest
    I had my water pump done with my cambelt too.
    Is that included in your price?
    Seems pretty cheap for a main dealer for some reason.

  10. #9
    bmh.01's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Nuneaton
    Posts
    277
    Its £429 on the fixed price servicing for car over 3 years old but i'm pretty sure thats only to change the cambelt kit, no water pump and no aux kit.

    I need to get mine sorted soon so i'd like to know whats included, i'll ring coventry audi tomorrow and find out.

  11. #10
    MrLapou's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Lincoln
    Posts
    1,158
    Local Indy using genuine Audi parts:

    Cambelt kit,Water pump and Alternator belt change is £330.00 including parts,labour and vat.

  12. #11
    Tay
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Warrington
    Posts
    321

    CAM Belt Change for s3 8p

    I'd find a well recommended independent if I were you, I also paid £330 for cambelt kit and water pump.

    Warrington Audi wanted £529 for just the cambelt change, and that was a "very good special offer which they have for a limited time"

  13. #12
    AndyA3170
    Guest
    I think I paid £600 for mine including a major service too at an Indy garage, would have been a £1000 just under at audi

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Cam Belt change ( Cost ? )
    By topscaff in forum A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27th September 2006, 12:45
  2. Cam belt change
    By MingBluS3 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 26th February 2006, 21:00
  3. Cam Belt change on 2.5Tdi
    By bigcruiser in forum A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14th March 2005, 21:27
  4. Cam belt change?
    By W8 Performance in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11th February 2005, 19:46
  5. Cam belt change
    By Mustafa4hmed in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 9th November 2004, 00:44

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO