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5yr S3 service.

crunchie Nov 13, 2013

  1. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

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    Car is getting booked in for it's 5yr service in a couple of weeks.
    Planning the following -

    Timing Belt
    Water Pump
    Aux belt/s
    Tensioner
    Oil & filter
    Brake fluid
    Haldex oil
    Cam follower
    Pollen

    Can anyone advise me if they think I have missed anything off the list?
    30k on the clock, 58 plate.
    This will be its 4th oil change. Had Haldex & brake fluid done at 17k.

    Any advice would be appreciated. cheers.
     
  2. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Any reason why you're getting the timing belt done so early?
     
  3. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

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    5 years or 75k, says in the book.
     
  4. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Hmm better check my book, I'm sure it said something different!
     
  5. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

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    I think the book originally said 7 yrs or 100k but it was later changed.

    **Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong**
     
  6. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    I'm ultra-cautious anyway,but even 70k miles is a lot of miles,and more so if any mods have been done.
     
  7. JamesS4cab

    JamesS4cab Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was 5 years or 60k! I went with 5 years anyways.

    The other things i would change if they havent been done would be the coil packs and plugs as i noticed a big difference when i changed these. Easy DIY btw...........
     
  8. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    My book says 114000 miles, no time mentioned!
     
  9. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    £30 belt,and a bit of labour.

    Thousands for a new engine.

    Just saying.....
     
  10. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    No that's a fair comment but how much is it actually?
     
  11. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    If I remember,the belt and parts are pretty cheap(the belt certainly is) and a couple of hours of labour.
     
  12. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Roger! Cheers mate.
     
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  13. A3Kent

    A3Kent Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi

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    The service book is wrong / out of date. The Audi owners area states the following : We recommend that your cambelt is replaced every 5 years or 75,000 miles, whichever comes first*, to ensure optimum safety and performance.

    Regular maintenance < Maintaining your Audi < Owners area
     
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  14. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

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    Good shout with plugs, can't remember if they have been done or not.

    Cheers.
     
  15. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

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    Audi price is £560!
     
  16. JamesS4cab

    JamesS4cab Well-Known Member

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    I paid £300 at an independent specialist for cam belt and water pump. As long as you get the basic service items done at Audi and they stamp the book, you still effectively have a FMDSH. I changed my own plugs and coil pags with genuine parts - not paying Audi to do that!

    On a funny side note, I have been looking at the 5L V10 Rs6 as an alternative. I was speaking to Audi about servicing costs and they said normal annual service is approx 400. Plug change alone......... £660!
     
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  17. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator DSG

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    That is the reason why the name is Stealers for Dealers
     
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  18. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

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    Can you remember off hand the price for spark plugs & coils?
    Can't remember if my coils were replaced under warranty at 17k or if that was my old 2.0T?
    Getting old, used to remember all these small details :sadlike:
     
  19. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    As a matter of interest. I had the superb local indy, Just Audi, do a similar 5 year service.
    It cost incl VAT +£431.00 for this work:

    Timing Belt
    Water Pump
    Aux belt/s
    Tensioner
    Oil & filter

    Say add another for these:
    Brake fluid £40
    Cam follower £65
    Pollen £20
    Haldex oil £45
     
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  20. Dave-S3

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  21. Keane

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    This is correct 👍 just had mine done with only 35k
     
  22. Keane

    Keane Active Member

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    Just had my cambelt, water pump changed with Audi and cost me £585
     
  23. JimmyH

    JimmyH Active Member VCDS Map User

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    My belt and pump was just done at Kings Lynn Audi £492 Inc Vat.
     
  24. prt57

    prt57 Active Member

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    Mine was done at 6 years and the mileage was no where near the max. They suggested it should be done at 5 years and so I kept my fingers crossed for an extra 12 months,
    This cam belt swindle is adding an average of £100 per year to the servicing costs.
     
  25. pablo

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    I just had my cambelt done at 70k (7yrs). It was cracking and generally in bad shape. One of the tensioners was looking iffy too so defo glad I had it done. Done waterpump/aux tens+belt/thermostat too for £320

    The timing belt isnt hard to replace, my mechanic swore at me over the thermostat tho!
     
  26. JamesS4cab

    JamesS4cab Well-Known Member

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    I think coil packs are about £30 ish....... and i bought some Denso Iridium/Platinum (i forget which!) plugs from ebay for about £25 and then fitted them all myself.
     
  27. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

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    Booked in on 3rd December. They wanted £110 to do the plugs so I'll just do them myself.

    Thanks for your help guys.
     
  28. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

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    Am I better upgrading the plugs incase I decide to see Broadster for a remap? :thumbsup:
     
  29. JamesS4cab

    JamesS4cab Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure there is the concept of "upgraded" as such - more of a better quality - lke the Denso ones - there is a load of debate etc on these - some stay with stock Audi - i have got the iridium and then there are also platinum. Apparently........
     
  30. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

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    Got the service done today, now £835 lighter.
    They finally took the hint and didn't wash it!
    Theres a first!!
    Thanks for all your help guys.
     

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