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2000 A3 1.8 T Sport Cam Belt change?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by adamf200, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. adamf200
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    Hi all,
    when does the cam belt need changing on these cars, I have searched the forum but cant find an answer so sorry if its been covered before.
    My car has just done 60,000 miles.
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    70-75000 miles i think mate

    always better to have it done sooner rather than later, so if i were you id start thinking about having it done within the next 5k
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    ok cool,
    any idea how much its costs at an indy?
    does the wtare pump need doing too? if so how much is this?
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    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    mine cost £230 for cambelt kit (tensioners and everything) and a water pump, fitted. All parts genuine.

    Should give u a rough idea
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    dude thats frikking awesome price £230, i think audi do it for a set price of £450?

    so basically around the £300 mark you wont be far wrong
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    Audi have a special offer on at the moment for £350

    Mention to them that Stafford Audi have it for £275 on their website and most Audi dealers will bring that down to £300

    Word of warning they don't change the hydraulic damper which is an £85 part or the waterpump (will do for an extra £80 for the pump and coolant)

    Jas
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    for that kinda money i wouldnt even contemplate doing it myself, by all accounts its a right ball ache of a job
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    HI THE CAMBELT CHANGE IS 75000MLS OR 5YRS WHICHEVER COMES FIRST, LIKE PREVIOUS PEAOPLE HAVE SAID AUDI DONT CHANGE THE DAMPER OR THE WATER PUMP, I AM AN AUDI TECHNICIAN IF YOU REQUIRE ANY ADVISE PLZ MSG ME
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    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    OK THANKS AUDI TECHNICIAN! THANKS TA!
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