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Cambelt change at 53k?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Agent_Trig, Feb 11, 2011.

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    I've seen an A3 that I really like with 53k on the clock and I was just wondering whether this should of had its cambelt changed yet or is a change due shortly?

    Its a respectable garage selling it and I was thinking of getting them to sort it before sale or maybe knocking the difference off the price if it is due.
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    Depends on the engine and age of the car as well.

    Intervals can range from 60-80k or around 4-6years, whichever comes first.

    At that mileage if its on its original belt i'd really be wanting it changed.
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    at 53k the garage wont change it for free
    what year is it
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    [Feb 11, 2011]
    I'm looking at 2007 A3 TDI 170
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    its 4 years or 80,000 miles (on the 2.0 tdi)... so it will be nearly 4 years old probably
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    Ok I'll bare this mind if I go for it. I think this is a good reason to drop the price.

    How much does it cost to get this done?
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    £400 last time i read on the Audi site.

    £250-£350 at a specialist
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