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Diy cambelt change A3 2.0Tdi for Fairly competent/ confident DIY mechanic. How hard??

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by LCY CAB, Oct 26, 2010.

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    [Oct 26, 2010]
    Hi all.
    Just wondered, would it be within the scope of a fairly confident diy home mechanic to do a cambelt change on an A3 2.0tdi without any major probs, or need for any really special tools??.

    Have always done all my own repairs and servicing etc, and am pretty confident.
    Have heard and seen it could be a pretty involved job. Thinking whether it would be worth doing myself to cut down on costs of labour etc.
    Can get all the parts no problem.

    Any replies and help would be much appreciated.
    Thanks.
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    [Oct 29, 2010]
    Had mine done using the fixed pricing at the main dealer.

    But I would say to make sure that you change the water pump when you do it.


    Paul
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    [Oct 29, 2010]
    hi, just changed the cam belt on my 2.0 tdi, wasn,t too bad to do. took about 2 hours. you will need a few locking pins ect which you can purchase off ebay for about 15 quid. its also worth while changing your water pump whilst you have it stripped down.
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    [Oct 31, 2010]
    Cheers for the reply Paul.

    I have all the parts needed i think, and also got a new water as well. You're right no point in doing all that work and not changing the pump at same time.
    Cheers.
    jim.
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