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Cambelt or Chain?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by tally2425, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. tally2425

    tally2425 Member

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    Do all Audi A3's have chains or do some have cambelts?
     
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  3. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    depends on model number of engine.
     
  4. jbh

    jbh TDi lover

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    what engine what age? I cant think of any that has a chain but give us more info..
     
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    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    CCZ engine in my 2009 2.0 TFSI car has chain.
     
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    Artimus Shortback

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    I have the same CCZA engine & it'd be nice to know for definite. Are you certain, as I read elsewhere that some engines have both Chain & Belt?

    Edit: it seems you're correct - just checked on another forum. :)
     
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  7. tally2425

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    The car i'm looking at or should i say i've just bought :D is an Audi A£ 2.0 FSI Sport
     
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    Congratulations. :icon_thumright:

    It's a non-Turbo then? What year is it?
     
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    None turbo and is 2004 :)
     
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    smurfworth Well-Known Member
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    Pretty sure there's the Cambelt that you replace and is connected to the crankshaft, then there's a camchain which connects the two cams together.
     
  11. Lewis583

    Lewis583 Active Member
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    As above, your 2004 A3 2.0 FSi non turbo has both a timing belt and a timing chain.

    Belt from Crankshaft - waterpump - camshaft

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    Chain from exhaust cam to inlet cam.

    Only the belt is a service item that should be changed at a set interval (60-75,000miles (depends on who you ask) or 5 years). The chain only needs changing if you are experiencing problems with it.
     
  12. JohnE

    JohnE 2005 A3 Sport 1.6 FSI

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    My 1.6 FSI has a chain only.
     

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