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    Should I get my A3 serviced?

    Hey,

    I've recently purchased a 2005 A3 2.0 FSI Sportsback, with 34k on the clock.

    It's got a full service history, with the last service done last year (about 10k ago), but it's not had the cambelt done.

    The service indicator says there is like 350 days / 10k odd until the service is due, but should I get it serviced / cambelt done sooner (seeing as its now 5 years old?) or should I wait?

    Also whats the ballpark figure for a service plus cambelt?

    Thanks,

    KeirK

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    hmm tough call, but i would play safe, a year is a long time to put it off and also at 10k since last service she would benefit from being done imho

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    the car is obviously on the long life service plan service it if you want but all is fine
    and the the cambelt needs changing at 5 years also might as well get the water pump changed while they have every thing off

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    in the same boat, 53 plate with 28K on it but as you say timing belt is due at 65k/75k? or 5 years. Only difference is i'd be doing it myself.

    IIRC, 40k is the 1st real service as at 20K is just oil, oil filter & pollen filter if needed plus a quick once over.
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    Thanks for your replies. Last car was a MG TF so forgive me for being paranoid...

    Will probably get the cambelt / water pump and 40k service done September time.

    Fingers crossed it dont blow up before then

 

 

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