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cam belt question

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by trousers, Aug 21, 2007.

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    [Aug 21, 2007]
    hi

    i have been looking at an s3( on here in classifieds actually) with 49K on the clock, i dont think the cam belt has been done, i know they dont need to be done till 80k but is there any time limit to cambelts as it is V reg

    cheers Rob
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    If you do a search you will see lots of info on changing the cambelt. Think this topic was discussed last week and the week before and the week before that!
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    cheers i will have a look, sorry for going over covered ground, am new at this forum lark

    cheers rob
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    i have had a look and cant seem to find any info on cambelt life, does anyone know or can anyone point me in the right direction

    cheers rob
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    your looking at 60k or 5 years seems to be the general recommendation
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    Call an audi dealer and see what they say.
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    have spoke to audi they say should be checked after approx 5 years, cheers for all replies

    rob
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    Checked or replaced? Mine recommended that it be replaced after 4 years or 40k, whichever was sooner. I ended up replacing it after 5 years (at 40k).
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    No idea how they check it without removing it as it's the tensioner and/or the water pump that'll be more likely to fail and strip it. Audi are really full of **** when it comes to cambelts.
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    I would go for 80k or 4 years whatever comes first. If the cars a V 99 WELL OVERDUE providing it has not already been changed.
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