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I'm test-driving an '07 plate Sportback 140 TDi the weekend and was wondering....

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Kriminal, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Kriminal

    Kriminal Member

    Nov 24, 2009
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    Could you refresh me on the common probs that I should be looking out for ?

    ...and also, this car has 69k on the clock. When I spoke to the bloke at the garage he advised me that the timing belt hasn't been changed as it's only due at either 80k or 4 years, whichever comes first.

    Now, I've had this issue with the TT, where going by the book (at the time) you didn't need a cambelt changed until 120k.....however, on the TT sites I was stalking at the time, it had come up many times about people SHOULD be changing the belt at 60k. A couple of years later, Audi then decided to change the miles to 80k in the books!

    So what's your opinions on the belt as well please ?

    Thanks in advance, and apologies if these are recurring questions but I swear I done a search first:whistle2:
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  3. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets
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    Jan 8, 2010
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    cant really advise on that mate, in speculation 80k or 4 years sounds reasonable, call your stealers and find out

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