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Camshaft Adjuster?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3-Oski, Jun 14, 2010.

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    Hi all has anybody ever changed this on their car? If so i take it its a time consuming job? thanks
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    45 minutes, not a lot of work really, just a bit fiddly and it has to be precise

    remember to use liquid gasket when putting it back together properly, otehrwise itll leak
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    Thanks all though im not doing it, but u was under the impression its an expensive job labour wise?
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    bump for anybody who has done this? is it really 45 mins work? thanks
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    Its about that for a good enthusiast mechanic
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    Thanks mate is the part expensive,?
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    it depends on what engine code you have
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    Hi mate i have an AMK S3, Basically my car had an EML light on got the code read by RAC then had a specialist look at it,

    They said that i need a new CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER as my timing was checked it was spot on, the wiring was spot on, but the actutal ADJUSTER need replacing,

    i have had no other symptoms, no funny idle etc the only thing is the car not performing as it should recently, but i thought this might be MAF but no other codes were logged, so its prob to do with this,as it has a fault,i think this is the variable vavle timing thing? They said it was strange as they usually just fail completely which mine has not?


    Anyway car has not moved untill i get the problem fixed, but i nearly fainted when i got the quote lol,
    so it will have to wait on the drive one more week i think,

    I was just wondering labour time and parts involved as i dont really know alot about mechanics allthough i definately trust the guys going to do it etc, I ji just thought wow when i heard it lol, so surely there must be alot of labour iinvovled or the part must cost some?? thanks
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    i would be interested in the part number too!
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