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Cambelt due?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by oat, Apr 30, 2010.

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    Hey all when's it due? mileage/age?

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    5 years or 60-70k miles... I think.
    Got the one on my last A3 done at 5 years cos had only done 38k miles.

    How old is your car and how many miles has it done?
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    The manual says every 80,000 miles, but I prefer to change the belts on any car ever 60,000 miles. I believe all VW engines are interference motors meaning if the timeing belt breaks or the cam belt breaks you can ruin your valves.
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    Another bit of advice, if you hear a knocking when pulling off after your cambelt change.... its your engine mounts that need changing.
    It happened to me.

    Spoken to a few mechanics now and it's not unusual that after the mounts are disturbed during the cambelt change they can fail.
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    This one is just over 3 years old and 40k miles, so I'm all good for a while then

    Cheers!
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    Did hear from a dealer recently that he thought Audi were going to change it to 4 years !
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