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    Cam belt change?

    My A4 2.0T quattro has just become 5 years old, with 34,000 miles on the clock.
    I've just had a reminder from Audi that the cam belt is due and their cost is Ł349.

    They recommend changing it at 75,000 miles or 5 years old, which ever comes first.

    Do I need to get this done now - or will I be OK postponing?
    Also is it worthwhile having it done at an independant rather than the stealer?

    Thanks,

    Tim.

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    It's worth getting it done as leaving it and it snapping could result in dire consequences. My dealer quoted me Ł450 so to be honest, I don't think you could shave too much off that at an independant.
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    I just paid out in this, Ł350 by audi and they did the fanbelt for free.

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    What I've been quoted on a 2.0tdi 170ps

    stealer 1 - Ł349
    stealer 2 - Ł349 - 10% = Ł314.10 (the 10% was a managers special for some reason)
    Indy specialist - Ł295

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    As above get it done, your going to be in a world of wallet pain if the belt fails.

    Also get the water pump done at the same time, they have a habit of failing and other than topping up the coolant it's only two bolts to remove the pump and refit.

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    Got my local Audi independant to do it, as follows:

    Remove & refit new cambelt, tensioner & waterpump & rebuild - all in Ł372 (including VAT)

    I suppose at least it's now done!

 

 

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