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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.

  1. Kevan Young

    Kevan Young New Member

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    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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  3. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    60k or 6 years.
     
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    Kunit Member

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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
     
  5. Pooch121

    Pooch121 Steady Eddy

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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!
     
  6. AndyMac

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    115k is km's not miles!
     
  7. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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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 !
     
  8. barters3

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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.
     
  9. Broken Byzan

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    as above, when it snaps it an engine too late
     
  10. Kevan Young

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    Thanks Guys. The car is getting booked in this week.
     

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