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Cambelt help!

jgrannyfield May 24, 2010

  1. jgrannyfield

    jgrannyfield New Member

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    Hey, bought my S3 about a month ago now, and been trying to find out if the cambelt has been changed!
    Finally found out that it hasnt! The car has done 95500 miles!

    Audi dont seem to want to give me a straight answer as to when it needs to be changed becuase it was sold by them at 75,000 and never changed!

    Just wondering if anyone can tell me when it needs to be done, and roughly how much it could be?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    It needs to be chaneged every 65k i think to be on the safe side

    Not sure about the cost as i did mine myself
     
  3. landopanda

    landopanda Member

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    Audi will do it for £350 fixed price.
     
  4. <tuffty/>

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

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    Cambelt, tensioner, tensioner damper, water pump... don't accept anything less...

    The book says 115k which is utter rubbish!!! 60k-70k is the window of opportunity in my book, if Audi say different then they aren't worth going too..

    At nearly 96k I would get it done ASAP!... A friend had 98k on his S3 and was told by Audi that it didn't need doing.... needless to say the timing belt went and required a new head and labour intensive (and expensive) rebuild... they didn't change the damper and the engine developed a ringing type of rattle... turned out the tensioner damper had failed and he was lucky the timing belt didn't slip a bugger the head again... Audi didn't change it!!!

    Make sure you get the lot done mate....

    <tuffty/>
     
  5. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    60k or 5 years , change the lot as mentioned.

    did mine myself for about £140 for all oem bits
     
  6. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    dean from 4 rings quoted me a very good fitted price for everything. belt, pump, tentioners the lot.
     
  7. leshkin

    leshkin Hold my beer... VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Four rings guys are awesome, I used them before, but I don't think they cover Bristol :noway:
     
  8. jgrannyfield

    jgrannyfield New Member

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    Thanks very much for your help guys! Think i have been hearing that metalic whining noise that you mentioned could be the tensioner dampers! Better get on it straight away! Rather spend my money elsewhere on the car but its gotta be done! thanks again!
     
  9. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    £280 at a specialist, and you know that they are clued up properly in what they are doing.
     
  10. paneristi232

    paneristi232 Member

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    Cheers guys this has just helped me out no end. Was asking pretty much the same question.

    J
     

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