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    Cam belt change

    hey guys I have a 2.0tdi 143hp 2009.. im always on the motorway basically and got my belt changed at 65k ..

    my car is now on 113k and audi phoned me up saying it needs to be done at 114k .. now im not being funny but if i got it done at 65k shouldn't it need doing at 130k ?

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    Sounds like they are trying to bend you over and ...
    I just changed mine at 92k which was early, Audi told me it was 114k before needed. Replacement, (non Audi) says guaranteed for 200k.

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    For a belt ! .. not chain ?? thats insane a belt can last that long !

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    Pretty sure the service book says more than 100,000 miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.russell View Post
    For a belt ! .. not chain ?? thats insane a belt can last that long !
    I know, I guess I would change at another 100k if it lasts that long, but the bumf that came with the belt says good for 200k.

    Now: 2008 A4 Tdi 170, B&O Sounds, Full Leather & 19inchers & 2009 VW Golf 1.4 Tsi
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    70k mine was done
    i wouldnt risk it upto 100k.
    audi do say 114k same as my st3 ford say 125 like **** id wait that long
    but then again out scrapper TDI is near 275k with never haveing a belt change or waterpump

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGreg View Post
    I know, I guess I would change at another 100k if it lasts that long, but the bumf that came with the belt says good for 200k.
    I think that 200K is fair comment for a belt, but, unfortunately it is normally not the belt that fails in a modern engine, it is other things that let the belt down and cause it to trash the engine. (hint, check the contents of a "cam belt kit" - and add a bit for common sense)

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.russell View Post
    hey guys I have a 2.0tdi 143hp 2009.. im always on the motorway basically and got my belt changed at 65k ..

    my car is now on 113k and audi phoned me up saying it needs to be done at 114k .. now im not being funny but if i got it done at 65k shouldn't it need doing at 130k ?
    I'd guess that if the service book has not been updated to reflect the first change, or the service book was not in the car, or they did not check it, then they are just assumming it still has its original belt still fitted.

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    Whats the time interval on the belt change?

    Mine's just hit 5 years but only 40k miles so tempted to leave it a while longer yet.

 

 

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