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Change alternator belt at same time as cam belt???

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ads, Aug 14, 2009.

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    Just got off the phone to a VAG specialist and we somehow got on to the topic of cam belt replacement. Told him I've recently had mine done and he asked if I got the alternator belt changed too. (Is that the same as a fan belt???)

    Anyone know if this is something that should be changed at a similar interval to the cam belt??

    Also, if the alternator belt was to fail/snap does it result in the same disasterous engine damage as it does when your cam belt breaks???

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    Short answer no, you just wont get any charge to your battery.Its not the worst belt in the world to go its just more the awkwardness = cost of fitting one
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    You again??? Are you following me?!?!?!? :detective2: :)

    Cheers pal for putting my mind at rest on the belt :thumbsup:
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