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How often should timing belt be replaced?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Kevan Young, Oct 15, 2009.

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    [Oct 15, 2009]
    Hi, im kevan and im new to this forum. Im only 16 so don't drive yet but my mum has a black 51 reg a3 1.8 turbo sport and i was wondering when she should consider having the timing belt and water pump replaced. The car has done just over 69 000 miles from new. Sorry if there is already another thread the same but i couldnt find it. lol. Thanks to every one who replies.
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    [Oct 15, 2009]
    60k or 6 years.
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    5 years is audi spec and then on mileage the service book says 115k but i would recommend 60 as ive never see a 1.8t make it past 80 without bent valves
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    yoyo kevan,

    starting young thats what i like to see!!!..as above mate, i got mine done when i bought mine on 73k but 60,000 is whats recommended..

    tell muma to get it sorted!
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    115k is km's not miles!
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    i prefer to be safe & had my 1st one done at 44k (5 years) thinking of doing it again next year probably 70k (8 years), its good to have piece of mind especially when your lump has 20 valves !
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    my service schedule says 115k miles (180k km)
    However it was replaced at 80k, a little later than i would have liked tho.
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    as above, when it snaps it an engine too late
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    [Oct 18, 2009]
    Thanks Guys. The car is getting booked in this week.
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