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Cambelt for A3 2.0 TDi

Das Chin Jan 7, 2011

  1. Das Chin

    Das Chin New Member

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    car is currently on about 63k miles.
    got a flyer from audi saying cambelt due at 75k or 5 years old.

    car is a Jan 06 so near to 5 years but have been told that normally its 80k miles.

    its quite a big $$ job even at specialist I know so what do you think?

    anyone been through this and done a bit later?

    or not worth taking the risk.

    thanks, NW
     
  2. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Had mine done at 70k and 5 years old.

    Not worth taking the risk in my opinion !
     
  3. Wozski

    Wozski Member

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    +1!!
     
  4. ste

    ste reverse gear

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    dont take the risk. changed mine at 76 000 and was lucky because the old belt was showing serious signs of wear. Be sure to change your water pump while your on.
     
  5. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

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    mines 6 years old and 72k and not done it yet. Service indicator is showing service due in 2k miles so i'm guessing this is where i have the biggie!

    Service £140
    Cambelt and pump £450

    ouch!

    and to make matters worse I need discs and pads all round.....but i'll do them myself
     
  6. Jonay

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    As mentioned, get whoever does it to change the waterpump at the same time. I got a quote from my garage for about the whole cost of the belt/tensioner/pump for about £100 and again for the labour. Not bad!
     
  7. jamessg1962

    jamessg1962 Member

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    Just a quick one regarding the cam belt change. The cabm belt should be replaced after 5 years regardless of the milage. Audi should have flagged it up .
     
  8. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    As every one said get it changed its not worth the risk. Got mine changed last May @ Audi when she was on 63k as it 5years old then.
    Its expensive but well worth it and you wont have to worry about it for another 5years :)
     

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