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1.4 TFSi cam drive - belt or chain?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by dave_s, Oct 30, 2012.

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    [Oct 30, 2012]
    Anyone tell me what the cam drive is on this engine? Audi web site just says all models with belt drive need changed at 5yrs/ 75K, but don't specify which! Going to look at a 1.4 TFSi for sale this week, but it is almost 5 yrs old and wondered if it is due a belt soon. Big bill in store if so. If chain drive, does it suffer the same problems as Golf 1.4 chain drives?

    Thanks for any advice.
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    [Oct 31, 2012]
    Yes they also suffer from chain drives,expensive job..But its still a good machine
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    keep on top of the oil changes with good quality oil and the chain should last at least 80k minimum.
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    Thanks guys, will make sure the service history is good before I part with cash then!
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