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Cambelt change?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ElliottB, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. ElliottB

    ElliottB Audi A3

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    I have a A3 2.0 56 reg with only 24K Miles on. Audi say every 5 years or 75k miles so its been 6 years so far...

    I aint to sure weather to get it done or not. Ive had one snap on me before and i wouldn't want that again!
     
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  3. ryanstewart9

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    For peace of mind I would change it, and whilst you're there you may as well change the water pump too.
     
  4. TimG

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    5 years or 60k as a rule. Get it done.
     
  5. mike foster

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  6. ElliottB

    ElliottB Audi A3

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    Think i will get it done. Does anyone know the price of the cam belt and water pump change at audi?
     
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    9 million pounds no doubt
     
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    Someone will come up with the exact figure but I think in the region of £400.

    I got mine done at an independent VAG garage 18 months ago and it was about £295 (I think ! )
     
  9. ElliottB

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    Audi website says £425 but it just says cam belt change doesn't say anything about a water pump.

    Were was the garage located you used?
     
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    Thanks for that, I'm based in scarborough so only 50 miles away which is also good.
     
  12. ElliottB

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    Also seen as its been 18 months down the line is the standard of work good?
     
  13. mikeyboy

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    £425! That's daylight robbery. Got mine done by a vag specialist 2 weeks ago, £360 for the full cambelt kit & waterpump. I'm sure if you google vag specialist for your area you'll find one & get a fair deal.
     
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    Oh yeah forgot to add the specialst i used uses official audi parts. Have a look about online you should get a much better deal.
     
  15. ElliottB

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    I have just sent a email to the company 'mike foster' used as they are reasonably close to me.
     
  16. mike foster

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    I still use them all the time and the owner has 30 years experience with VAG and is hands-on.

    Thoroughly recommend them - just found the invoice and it was £330 all in (cambelt, waterpump, coolant and VAT at 17.5% )
     
  17. S3RYE

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    How about an S3? And does the fact it's stage 2+ have any affect? i.e sooner?
     
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    I do cam belt changes for £300 fitted all genuine parts used pm if interested

    Cheers Chris
     
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    At audi its £329 for cambelt and £80 for the waterpump i would know :( just had a £1000 service
     
  20. Sheikh

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    I got mine for £140 :happy: Got the cambelt kit inc water pump for about £90 and paid my mechanic £50, sorted.
     
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    Good independent, £280 including water pump.
     
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    I paid AMD in Essex £312 Inc the water pump on my 2.0 TDI
     
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    £325 Inc parts, ( Gates belt kit, which is what's inside an audi OE box! New 8 vein water pump, coolant, and a health check up on the rest or the car, by an ex Audi trained and time served tech.. And done in about 2 hrs! Happy days.
     
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    I have a 05 2.0T quattro and it had only 35'000 miles and I got it done. Paid £400 for Cambelt kit and waterpump all in, that was London prices hence why a bit more....
     

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