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Cam belt change?

Fireyjack Jun 13, 2010

  1. Fireyjack

    Fireyjack Member

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    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 £349.

    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.
     
  2. Wrath

    Wrath Well-Known Member

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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 £450 so to be honest, I don't think you could shave too much off that at an independant.
     
  3. MSJ

    MSJ New Member

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    I just paid out in this, £350 by audi and they did the fanbelt for free.
     
  4. CSK423

    CSK423 Member

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

    stealer 1 - £349
    stealer 2 - £349 - 10% = £314.10 (the 10% was a managers special for some reason)
    Indy specialist - £295
     
  5. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi A6

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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.
     
  6. Fireyjack

    Fireyjack Member

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

    Remove & refit new cambelt, tensioner & waterpump & rebuild - all in £372 (including VAT)

    I suppose at least it's now done!
     

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