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Cam belt

MarcS3 Jul 24, 2013

  1. MarcS3

    MarcS3 New Member

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    Hi do i need to replace cam belt damper when doing the belt, I brought a cam belt kit and got pulley etc and got told not to do damper
     
  2. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Yes, get a damper... and a water pump if you haven't got one with the kit...

    VAG don't spec a damper as part of a cam belt change but I have seen these fail shortly after a cam belt change... never worth risking it when there is so much at stake...

    Last one I got for mine came from GSF and is essentially a VAG one with the 4 rings machined off...

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  3. sportquattro

    sportquattro Active Member

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    Definitely change the damper I had a very lucky escape last year when mine started to rattle, sounded like an exhaust heat shield was chattering, fortunately garage spotted real cause before it let go and trashed my engine. As Tufty says do the water pump at same time
     
  4. MarcS3

    MarcS3 New Member

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    Got water pump, what are your opinions between metal and plastic?
    just finished rebuilding the head and putting back together after belt failed so don't want to risk it
    Thank you
     
  5. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Personally would just buy an OE plastic ones... yes they used to fail but the new ones appear better and all metal impeller pumps I have seen leak through the shaft very quickly

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  6. SteveSAS

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    Hi, I have what sounds like a exhaust heat shield rattle. Did you get rattle all the time or just certain engine speeds? Mine comes on when engine starts to warm at idle then goes away again.
     
  7. sportquattro

    sportquattro Active Member

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    Hi Steve, I only had the rattle at about 1200 RPM, I was convinced it was a heat shield so definitely get yours checked on case its the same

    Nige
     

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