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How can I tell the cambelt has been changed?

Simon S4 Feb 22, 2011

  1. Simon S4

    Simon S4 Member

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    my car has 65k miles and full service history, but I cannot see if it had the cambelt changed - any easy way to check?

    Thanks:thumbsup:
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Assuming you've got an S4 it will be a timing chain.

    OK till 85 k from memory?
     
  3. Simon S4

    Simon S4 Member

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    yep is an S4 - and how much will that set me back (approx)? thx
     
  4. dsmclark40v

    dsmclark40v Member

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    Hope your sitting down! I had a quote from Southampton audi to replace a noisy tensioner and that was £3,149.51 would probably be more for a complete timing chain over hall

    Although the service book states 85k when you speak to audi they claim that the chains are lifetime so they don't have to be changed. So unless you have a problem then there is no need to have them serviced. Even if you have the start up rattle even audi thinks this is normal. Just make sure you change the oil frequently, mine was on audi long life servicing before the tensioner went and I think the fact the oil wasn't changed for 20k was a contributing factor. So now I change my oil every 5k
     
  5. Cabbyfan

    Cabbyfan Active Member

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    Blimey and I thought my £700 earlier this month for my timing belt / all tensioners / pulleys / water pump etc was steep...... yikes !
     
  6. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

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    same old you get what you pay for.... got to love the v8
     
  7. paul20v

    paul20v Audi fanatic

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    Not at them prices you dont
    its really disheartening for me to see they have potential chain issues not good Audi .
     

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