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    When to get cam belt done?

    at what mileage do i need to get my cam belt done on my A3 3.2 Quattro s-line DSG?
    Ive just bought mine with 45k on the clock.

    Many thanks!
    Last edited by cpinch73; 20th March 2009 at 00:11.
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    There chains mate

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    HUH? really?
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    Yeah - Defo chains!

    Noting to worry about.

    Just oil filter, oil, air filter, brake fluid, dsg oil & filter, fuel filter, haldex oil, sparkies and i think thats about it on your car!
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    Is it just the 3.2 that uses a chain?

    How about the 2.0 TDI? (Come on chain!)
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    I think the 2.0TDI's have a belt...... Fairly large intervals though

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    Yeah - Audi offset the large intervals with expensive servicing and parts though!
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    lol yes that they do. The belts on the tdi need doing at 80k now as aposed to 60k like normal.



    Quote Originally Posted by RS84 View Post
    Yeah - Audi offset the large intervals with expensive servicing and parts though!

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    ACtually... I just recieved a letter from the Audi garage saying that Audi have revised their cambelt change schedule 'based upon UK weather and usage conditions'. The new change interval is apparently 80k miles or 5 years, whichever is soonest.

    I wonder how much of this to take with a pinch of salt... co-incidentally I recieved this letter just as my car hit 5 years... (and 60k miles)

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    If you have it in letter form from Audi Uk i would take it as gospel.


    Tell them that when it snaps and get your free engine

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    TDIs defo have a belt - its only the 3.2 engine that has the chain (as does teh r32).

    I'd never trust what audi say - i changed mine i first got the car! It was 4 years old and udner the mileage they day!
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